SEM2, W1, #4: CAREER DISCOVERY

NOTE:  THIS IS A MANDATORY BLOG ENTRY FOR EVERYONE.

  • You must fully complete this for a separate ‘quiz’ grade.
  • In order to get credit for any other blog entries this week, you must do this entry as well (which you will also get credit for as one of your entries).

Back story: All of you have met with Mrs. Piland about the “ACT Discover” website  program that will assist you in researching a wide variety of information about potential careers that you may consider in your future.

Challenge: Using the “ACT Discover” program (on a school computer or at home), answer all 9 of the following questions.   Remember that you’ll need your UserID and password when you go to the ACT website.

  1. Work tasks
  2. Salary and outlook
  3. Training
  4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field
  5. Likes & dislikes
  6. Majors related to the field
  7. What classes will you take if you major in this area
  8. Mention one college or university that has this related major
  9. What did you like best about this career?

Length: Appropriate for each of the 9 questions.

One Last Thing: Also, remember to take the Values, Interest and Abilities inventories at some point.  See if suggested areas relate to the career you are researching.

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92 responses to “SEM2, W1, #4: CAREER DISCOVERY

  1. I chose the occupation of psychologist.

    1. Work Tasks- Psychiatrists assess and treat mental illnesses using psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, medicine, and sometimes hospitalization. They must make sure the patient isn’t suffering from depression, or another mental illness, and make sure if there is a mental illness it isn’t affecting the person physically. They must gather all information possible about their patients, and they talk with patients about their problems. They can try and help the patient by discussing changes in behavior, and may see patients for extended periods of time. They can also teach or be involved in medical research.

    2. Salary and outlook- the estimated national starting salary is $166,000 which is $55.75 per hour. The average salary is $182,000 which is $87.50 per hour. The salary with experience is $227,500 which is $109.25 per hour. The projected growth is moderate at 1.42%. This is a small category, because there are only about 21,800 people in this field of work in the United States.

    3. To become a psychiatrist you must first get your bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in pre-med which will take about 4 years. Then you must get a medical degree which will take another 4 years. Then you enter psychiatric residency, which lasts 2 years for child and adolescent training, and an extra year for more subspecialties. You must obtain a medical license, and it is recommended to take a course to become a diplomat in psychiatry. You may be required to take follow up courses throughout your career, to learn about advancements in this field of work.

    4. Some personal skills that are helpful are a desire to help others, self- motivation, being emotionally stable, good communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure or in an emergency, and the ability to gain and maintain trust. It is also important that you can focus on what your patient is saying without getting distracted, and that you present yourself in a sophisticated, and educated way.

    5. Some likes are the ability to help people, the challenge of the work, being part of the medical field, the high salary, and the opportunity to make your own practice, where you can be in charge. Some dislikes are the amount of education required, being on call 24 hours a day, the long hours, and when patients don’t respond to treatment.

    6. Some majors that would be useful for this career are biology, chemistry, pre-med, psychology, and medical school.

    7. Some classes you could take are general psychology, statistics, social, child, industrial, experimental, and counseling psychology, cognition, life sciences, general biology, and general chemistry.

    8. A college that offers majors related to these is Rice University, in Houston, TX.
    9. I like this major because it allows you to help people, but in a way that people might not usually think of. Psychologists help people of all walks of life, and can really change people’s lives. I also personally don’t mind the being on call 24 hours a day part of the job like some people might. I think it makes it a little more exciting, because you never can see it coming.

  2. My occupation presentation is going to focus on biomedical chemistry. Some of the work tasks of a biochemist are to study cells, (which is the biology part), and find out what happens to these cells that cause people to become sick. They may also see how food and drugs affect organisms. This career is growing moderately at a rate of 0.9% to 1.9%, and the general range for the salary can be $51,000 to $94,500 per year, based on the researcher’s success. Salary ranges are difficult to pinpoint and are also based on where a biochemist is employed. An academic medical setting will generally pay less depending on a researcher’s faculty status. A full Professor who supervises a lab will make more than an Assistant Professor. If a biochemist works for a for-profit organization such as Genentech or Alcon, the salary will probably be higher. A biochemist is required to have spent at least four years in college studying biology, chemistry, physics or, bio-medical engineering. It is highly recommended that a Master’s degree is earned. Earning a PhD is most desirable, especially in an academic or research setting. In undergraduate school, someone who wants to become a biochemist must take biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science. “Must have” traits include an inherent curiosity about how things work and how things or processes can be manipulated to work more efficiently. Attention to detail, patience and perseverance, self-discipline, and scientific and mathematical aptitude are also critical elements for success. Most biochemists like the challenges of research, the variety of work tasks, and the potential to discover answers that plague society. The dislikes can be many years of requisite education, having to depend on grant money to support their research, writing detailed research papers for publication and pressure to meet research deadlines. Some majors related to the field are biology, chemistry, environmental science, bio-medical engineering, microbiology, and physiology. One highly acclaimed and local university that specializes in biochemistry is UT Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. The attribute that attracts me to biochemistry is the possibility to discover a cure, pharmaceutical agent or bio-medical device for numerous medical maladies that physically debilitate many people.

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    The job that I want to have in the future is in the field of Neuro Radiology, or Radiology.

    1: Radiologists are physicians who diagnose patients using x-rays, radioactive substances. sound waves, and the body’s natural magnetism. They can treat patients with minimally invasive, image-guided surgery, or interventional radiology. They use high energy sources to treat benign and malignant tumors, internal or external. Radiologists can sub-specialize in diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, Neuro Radiology, radiobiology, and ultrasound.

    2: The national annual salary of a Radiologist is typically about $189,00 dollars starting($91.00 an hour), $284,500 average ($136.75 an hour), and $357,000 for a salary with experience (171.75 an hour). In Texas the salary is typically about $201,00 starting ($96.75 an hour), $305,000 average ($146.50 an hour), and $384,000 with experience ($184.75 an hour). The outlook of a Radiologist is nationally 113,200 people and on average size of occupational categories, 47,00 people, with a growth of 1.42% a year, an average of 1.0% a year, and with 1,600 new jobs opening each year.

    3: The training required to become a Radiologist is; a state license to practice Radiology, graduation from an accredited medical school, passed on licensing exam, and have completed of at least 4 years of graduate medical training. Most Radiologists are board certified by the
    American Board of Radiology (ABR) for medical doctors, or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (AOBR) for osteopathic doctors.

    4: The desirable traits for a Radiologist are; a desire to serve patients, self-motivation, an ability to survive the pressures and long hours of medical education and practice, a good bedside manner, emotional stability, an ability to make decisions in emergencies, a willingness to study throughout their career to keep up with medical advances, good communication skills, and an ability to adapt the changing demands of a rapidly evolving health care system.

    5: Some of the likes of Radiologists are; the challenges they may face in their work, the satisfaction they derive from helping others, good working conditions, and the high salary and prestige of their job.

    Some of the dislikes are; being responsible for the life or death of others, the many years and great expense of medical school, emergencies and last minute schedule changes, and the high insurance.

    6: The majors related to this field are Biology, Chemistry, Medicine (Pre-Med), Medicine Clinical/ Graduation Studies, and Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sci.

    7: I will take these classes for Biology; Biology with a Lab, Physical Chemistry, General Physics with Lab, Advanced Calculus, Statistics, Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology, Plant Biology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, and Embryology. For Chemistry I will take; General Chemistry
    Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry, Radiochemistry, various laboratory courses, and Quantitative Analysis. For Pre-Med. I will take; Humanities, Biomedical Statistics, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Genetics, Medical Ethics, Human Sexuality, Hematology, Sociology, Preventive Medicine, Neurology, Human Oncology ,Pathology, and Biomolecular Chemistry. For Medicine Clinical/General Studies classes I will take; Health, Life Sciences, Mathematics, including probability, English, including writing skills, Psychology, Current events or world affairs, Computer literacy, and clubs or group activities working with health issues or services. Finally for Physiology, Pathology and Related Sci. I will take these classes; Physiology, Molecular Physiology, Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Cardiovascular System, Neurology, Immunology, Hematology, Respiratory System, Physiological Optics, Infectious Diseases, Cancer Biology, and Computer Science/Research Applications.

    8: A college that interests me in majoring in Radiology is Cambridge College in Denver, CO.

    9: I liked the diversity that it presents in itself, with new challenges and meeting new people. ( The pay and college location weren’t too bad either).

  4. I’d like to become an ILLUSTRATOR (and on the side be an author and illustrate my own books).

    1. Illustrators create pictures for magazines and books (insides and covers), as well as for things like greeting cards, stationary, and calendars. They can also draw storyboards for TV shows, commercials, and movies.
    2. $38,500 per year starting out, and then $56,500 with experience. There were 10,500 workers in the Fine Arts category nationally in 2007.
    3. Drawing and sketching skills (training programs and lots of practice), skills in assembling an effective portfolio, bachelor’s degree.
    4. Creativity, imagination, artistic ability, ability to work under pressure, good powers of observation, precision and neatness, ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively.
    5. I’ll get to do art for work (what’s better than that?). Plus I can work at home and set my own hours. There’s lots of variety in a job like this, too. There is, however, a high competition for jobs, the pressure of meeting deadlines, and the uncertainty of freelance work.
    6. Design and Applied Arts, Graphic Design/Comm Art/Illustration, Visual and Performing Arts (General)
    7. Drawing and Cartooning, Illustration, Drawing, Graphic Design, various liberal arts courses…plus Creative Writing.
    8. Rhode Island School of Design, San Fransisco Art Institute.
    9. Art is my passion; it’s what I do in my free time. I would be in heaven all my life if I got to do it as my job. Plus, I wouldn’t have to depend on some stupid boss or company. I’d work mostly for myself.

    The Interest Inventories thing said I should be a medical person or engineer or something like that (you know, a practical job that actually pays enough to live by), but I’d much rather be an artist. Better poor and happy than miserable and rich!

  5. I want to be a Dentist.

    1. Work tasks for a Dentist include looking for and treating problems of the teeth and tissues of the mouth, taking x-rays in order to diagnose such problems, filling cavities, replacing missing teeth, treating gum and tissue disease, and making teeth more appealing to the eye. It may also be necessary, depending on the specialty chose, to perform surgery on the gums and jaw, perform root canals, and utilize orthodontia to straighten teeth. Dentists supervise assistants, hygienists, and technicians. They work indoors in offices with waiting and examination rooms. Dentists will also be required to work with different technologies such as x-ray equipment, drills, tooth modeling and milling devices, and other machines to improve teeth.

    2. The starting salary of a dentist fresh out of dental school is $105,000. The estimated salary of an experienced dentist working in Texas is $187,000. However, dentists who work in private practices, which is the majority of dentists, can expect a higher range of salaries and more potential for income. The outlook for dentistry is that it is a growing field with a projected growth of 0.92% a year. There are 4,700 dentists in
    Texas and 91,000 in the United States. Moderate growth is expected in the field of dentistry.

    3. All states require a dentist to be licensed which can only be obtained after graduating from a licensed ADA dental school and passing written and practical examination. A dentist who is specialized may need to become licensed for that specialty which could require 2-4 years of post-graduate work. Dental school require a minimum of 2 years in a college, but having a bachelor’s degree is standard and recommended. Some dental school graduates work with experienced dentists for a few years in order to gain experience and gather funds to equip an office of their own.

    4. Desirable qualities for someone in the field of dentistry include, diagnostic ability, high degree of manual skills, good communication skills, a good visual memory, excellent judgment of space and shape, scientific ability, an ability to instill confidence and trust, a good business sense, and self-discipline, which is needed if one has established their own practice and hours of operation.

    5. Likes of the field of dentistry are a good income, the establishment a practice of your own, setting your own hours and choosing a work setting that is comfortable for you, helping others and working with people, and serving as part of a healthcare team. Dislikes found in the field of dentistry include a strong competition for jobs and clients, the high cost of education found in dental school, dealing with difficult patients, and the high cost of establishing and maintaining a practice.

    6. A few majors related to the field of dentistry are Advanced/Graduate Dentistry/Oral Science, Biology, General Sciences, and Dentistry (Pre-Dentistry).

    7. If I plan to be a Dentists, the necessary requirements to be admitted to dental school follow the same path as pre-requirements for medical school such as classes in Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, and other sciences. While a major in a science could be helpful, I plan to major in something I enjoy and have an interest in outside of sciences to break up the monotony and give me a break from some of the required classes. I am still unsure of what I want to major in, but right now I find math and history to be the most interesting subjects, however I do not want a career in either of them outside of the sciences.

    8. Almost every college I could possibly go to would have the classes necessary for me to meet the pre-dent requirements. Also, out of both of the subjects I am currently interested in, a large majority of colleges could offer the majors for those subjects. One school that offers majors in both of my interest fields and could fill out my pre-dent requirements is the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    9. What I like the most about this career is hard to pinpoint. Dentistry has been involved in my life for my whole life because my father is a dentist. I find the whole field fascinating. One thing that really attracts me to the field is that, when you think about it, teeth are a very important part of our appearance. While many people may not realize it, their opinion about the condition of their teeth could dictate whether or not they smile, and love doing so. I always notice a person’s teeth, it is one of the first things I notice about a person and I think that it is something everyone notices eventually. With this knowledge, the condition of one’s teeth can be extremely important to some people. Knowing that you have a good smile just gives you an extra boost of confidence that could help if you may lack confidence in other areas. I would love to provide everyone I can with beautiful, straight, white, and gleaming pearls that they can be proud of and smile about.

  6. Archaeologist
    1. Work tasks
    a. analyze artifacts and architectural features to determine age
    b. provide insights through research that help people understand different ways individuals make decisions, exercise power, and respond to change
    c. compare culture histories in different parts of the world
    d. travel around the world to work for colleges, museums, research films, and historical societies
    e. obtain chronology of the past and determine why there has been a change over time
    2. Salary-$46,000-$79,000 per year
    3. Training- A Ph.D. is the minimum requirement for most who pursue archaeology. Those with just a Bachelor’s degree usually aren’t qualified for non-academic professional positions. Graduates with Master’s degrees in applied specialties usually have better opportunities outside of colleges and universities. No special licensing or certification is required for archaeologists, although professional registration is available through the Registry of Professional Archaeologists.
    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field- One should be curious, open-minded, and have good working habits. You should also have good writing/speaking skills. It would also be good to be able to analyze objects/documents and read for information well. Archaeologist also work in teams and alone, you should be able to function well alone and with others.
    5. Likes- You get to travel around the world and meet new people. When working, you usually live amongst the people you are studying so you have an opportunity to learn about different customs and languages.
    Your employer usually pays for your room and board, so the low salary isn’t as big of a hit.
    Dislikes- Though you aren’t constantly traveling, you will be far away from ‘home’ for a long periods of time.
    6. Majors related to the field- History, Sociology, Religion and Religious Studies
    7. Classes to Take-
    Anthropology-
    a. History of Civilization
    b. Environment and Culture
    c. Foreign Language
    History-
    a. History of China and East Asia
    b. Western Civilization
    c. Medieval History
    Religion and Religious Studies-
    a. Death and Dying
    b. Native American Religions
    c. Medieval Church
    8. College- Austin College(all three majors)
    9. What did you like best about this career? You can keep learning throughout this career, regardless how long you pursue it. There will always be new discoveries to find and there is a possibility that you can help find them. Archaeology allows to you be surrounded by history and contribute to it.

  7. I wanna be an FBI agent

    1 Work tasks are pretty cool. My favorite is “Exercising authority whether on duty or off” Pretty cool. I could exercise my authority whenever I want. Everybody will respect my authority. The next favorite task is apprehending criminals. I might get to track down a killer and kill him back. But I’ll also have to do other stuff. Like monitor stolen property as it crosses state borders. But I’ll get to investigate stuff too. Like “Organized Crime” like the mob.

    2. The pays pretty good too ’cause your on call 24/7 and might have to move at any time. You start at 50-60000 but in the great state of Texas you can work yourself up to 80,000. It may not seem like much compared to a “radiologist” and such, but the right to carry a gun everywhere and exercise my authority is so worth it.

    3. The training’s pretty rough though. There’s a 16 week training academy before I become an agent. But Agent “F” has a real nice ring to it.

    4. there’s a couple desirable traits. Honesty is a major one. A sense of responsibility is pretty important too. I got a whole mess of both. The tough one though is the ability to move anywhere at any time.

    5. Like the sense of duty it gives. You are helping the country that has given you everything. I feel like I need to do something like this whether it’s join the military or be an fbi agent. They say that the danger is hard but I think It makes it so much better. The big dislike for the current Fbi agents is the relocation to anywhere. I don’t see this as a problem. Even though I love my state,( It’s the best one after all….) It wouldn’t be a problem for me to move off. It probably wouldn’t be as good as here but nowhere is perfect.

    6. Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law EnForcement Administration. I think Criminal Justice is the most to the point.

    7. I would take Introductory sociology, Police and Policing, and Criminology. I’d learn about laws and exercising my newfound authority.

    8. Just about every college in the country offers criminal justice. But Texas State University is on the guadalupe river. If I’m gonna go to school for 4 years I might as well have a good time doing it.

    9. What I like best about the career is the authority it gives you. You get to travel and carry a gun, the pay is good. What’s not to like? I like everything. Your an FBI agent! That’s the coolest thing ever.

  8. I chose a Forensic Scientist

    1. Work tasks: A forensic scientist basically a scientist. They apply scientific knowledge to crime scenes and in courts. They perform chemical and physical tests on evidence from a crime. Their work often proves criminals guilty or not guilty by determining the causes of crimes. They mostly focus on criminal cases, and are often called criminalists. They not only examine evidence at the scene of the crime, but on the victim as well. They also have to provide testimony in court of law often. They mainly work with blood, hair, clothing fibers, firearms, poisons, etc.

    2. Salary and Outlook: The average salary of a forensic scientist, nationally, is $49,000. They usually start with a salary of $37,500, and their salary gradually rises over time. An experienced forensic scientist earns about $58,000. Alaska has one of the highest average salaries in the U.S, earning about $57,000 on average. The national average number of workers in this category is 12,000. It is a small category and is expected to grow rapidly.

    3. Training: They should have at least a bachelor’s degree in forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, or physical anthropology. No matter the major, some required college courses include sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology. Laboratory experiences and computer courses are recommended also. Most employers provide additional education or training for new employees. A Ph.D is usually recommended in order to advance as a forensic scientist.

    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field: Some good qualities for forensic scientists are to have confidence when in court and testifying, be able to notice details, and like math and science. They also have to be very thorough and accurate when examining evidence. Having good computer, writing, and speaking skills are also beneficial qualities to have. They also have to be able to work independently in order to succeed.

    5. Likes and Dislikes: The work that forensic scientists do is generally very challenging and requires you to be constantly focused. Many people like this quality. Also, they like that there is an option to specialize in this field and a lot of variety. One of the things that the scientists like the most is knowing that they are helping to put criminals in jail, and bring justice to victims and their families. Some of the things that they usually don’t like are the long and irregular hours. They are also exposed to hazardous chemicals when they are in the lab. They have a lot of stress because of having to write reports and be very accurate in their work.

    6. Majors related to the field: Majors that forensic scientists take are biology, chemistry, forensic science, technology, and physics.

    7. What classes will you take if you major in this area: Some good classes to take are biology, pharmacology, physics, and chemistry when you are in college. They also should take courses like calculus, trigonometry, and technical writing in high school to prepare for training as a forensic scientist.

    8. Mention one college or university that has this related major: One college that has a forensic science major is Pace University at New York City.

    9. I have always been interested in this career. I love that you can help people find justice, and you can work with crime scenes. I have always loved shows like CSI and I think it would be amazing to be a part of something like that. Analyzing evidence like poisons and blood is very interesting to me. It’s fascinating how they can look for fingerprints and evidence. If I was a forensic scientist, I would love what I do, and that’s very important to me.

  9. 1.Oceanographers study the biological, chemical, geological, and physical characteristics of oceans and estuaries. Using their knowledge of geology and geophysics, they study the world’s ocean’s motion and circulation of their waters. They study how these properties affect coastal areas, climate, and weather. They spend a lot of time in laboratories and at sea to gather and study research. They study the oceans and the nature living in them and how we are affecting them. They help determine pollutants and how we as citizens can stop pollution. Oceanographers can work for the federal government, aquatic research stations, oil and gas companies, private industry, fishery laboratories, and colleges and universities.

    2.The starting salary of an oceanographer in New York is $54, 500 per year. The average salary is $80,000. The salary with experience is dramatically higher at $101,500 per year. The national average for a starting salary is $46,000 per year. The national average salary is $66,000 and the salary for those with experience is $83,000. The outlook has a national number of workers of 31,400 with 740 workers in New York. The national average size of occupational categories is 47,000 and 11,200 in New York alone. The employment outlook projects a 2.18% growth per year, a 1.0% growth for all occupations, and 700 new jobs per year. This occupation is expected to grow rapidly. This growth will be determined on issues related to water conservation, hazardous pollutants, and coastal environments. The best jobs will be available to those with Ph. D. degrees.

    3.Oceanographers usually start their careers in field exploration, or as research assistants or technicians in laboratories or offices. As an oceanographer gains experience, they are given more difficult assignments. With time, they can be promoted into management in team projects. The jobs with the most advancement potential require a master’s degree. There are entry-level jobs available to people with bachelor’s degrees, but a higher level of education is recommended. A Ph. D. is required for most higher-level research positions. A knowledge of the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be very helpful in this field. Some employers encourage of require field experience, a summer job in the field would qualify. SCUBA diving is also a valuable skill. No special licensing or certification is required for oceanographers. There is always the possibility of foreign travel, so the knowledge of a second language could be very valuable.

    4.Some qualities that are important in this field are; curiosity and imagination, an analytical mind, an ability to think independently and creatively, scientific aptitude, persistence and patience, good communication skills, good interpersonal skills, an ability to work as part of a team.

    5.Some common ‘likes’ of oceanography are; knowing their work may help others, spending time at sea, the variety of their research and work, the possibility of foreign travel, good salaries, and longer vacations after many hours of fieldwork.
    Some common ‘dislikes’ are; spending a large amount of time at sea, long hours during fieldwork, marketing their skills and writing proposals to maintain steady work, working outside in bad weather.

    6.For a job in the field of oceanography, the recommended majors are Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, Geological/Earth Science/Geosciences.

    7.If one decides to major in these fields, some of the courses entail; geology, calculus, physics, wave mechanics, Human Adaptation to the Sea, Ocean Mapping, pollution control, hydroelectric engineering, statistics and buoyancy, and field study.

    8.Two of the colleges that have majors related to Oceanography are Texas A&M University and the University of South Florida.

    9.What interested me most about Oceanography was the involvement with nature. I have always enjoyed biology and would enjoy studying the environment around me. The only thing I would worry about with this study would be putting science over nature. I am sure oceanographers are very careful not to disrupt the nature, but that would always be in the back of my mind. I also really enjoyed the idea of constant travel. I believe oceanography would perfectly embody both goals of wanting to see the world and understanding nature.

  10. My occupation is Robot Technician.

    1. Work Tasks- Robot Technicians can work in manufacturing the robots themselves or work somewhere robots are being used for manufacturing of other products. To produce robots themselves you must be able to sketch designs and build models, and understand both, of robots or their parts and their functions. You must also test a prototype repeatedly to see if they carry out their function or if they don’t why not. If you work where robots are being used you must be able to install, repair, program, and uninstall these robots when necessary.
    2. Salary- Starting salary is moderate at $35000 per year or $16 per hour, increasing to $52500 per year or 25.25 per hour with experience. Even though the number of this occupation is only about 300 in Texas, nationally it is about 49000.
    3. Training- In order to work as a technician, repairing robots only a 2 year degree in electrical engineering or robotics is necessary but in order to become a robotics engineer, creating and designing robots a 4 year degree is necessary.
    4. Personal Qualities needed- An understanding of mechanics in general is needed as well s an understanding of sophisticated electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and programming. The ability to work with a team and another’s ideas is necessary. Problem solving skills are critical and an understanding of recording work is necessary. Patience is the most important skill a robot technician can have.
    5. Likes v. Dislikes- Pros and Cons given by actual robot technicians in several surveys: they like working in a relatively new and exciting field, moderately good pay, and how it’s not too hard to find employment. They don’t like having to work in factories and the possibility of injury.
    6. Majors- Electromechanical/Biomedical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology; Other, and Industrial Production Technologies majors are used when going into this field.
    7. Classes- Classes needed for these majors are Mathematics and Sciences (especially physics) most importantly. Writing, programming, and drafting skills are also needed. Lastly, Industrial or Technical Arts are needed.
    8. College example- One college that specializes in Robotics and Electromechanical/Biomedical Engineering Technology majors is Purdue University in Indiana.
    9. What I like the best about this occupation is that it is so new and growing so quickly. With all the recent advances in Robotics towards manufacturing and especially medicine, more and more workers in this field are needed to create and maintain these robots we rely on.

  11. I chose the occupation of petroleum engineer.

    1. They search beneath the earth’s crust in search for oil and natural gas. They make sure that existing gas wells are being used to their full extent. They work throughout the United States and around the world.

    2. Petroleum engineers make up to 115,000 dollars a year and a minimum of 68,000. If you make it hourly, they make between thirty-three and fifty-three dollars an hour.

    3. The main recommended, education is a four year degree in an engineering degree and some graduate work. For the registration on becoming an engineer, you must be accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, and a passing grade on two national exams.

    4. Some qualities that are needed are the ability to work as a team and problem solving skills. Petroleum engineers also need to be very analytical thinkers.

    5. Many of the things Petroleum engineers do like about their job are the high salaries and the opportunities to work overseas. What they do not like are the remote locations they work at and the stress they deal with when deadlines are approaching them.

    6. There are many related occupations. A few are civil engineer and mining engineer. They have many of the same principles.

    7. Some classes you would take for this would be high level mathematics and physics. These are very important in this field.

    8. Many universities carry this field. Some well known universities are Texas Tech, Texas A&M, The University of Texas at Austin, and West Virginia.

    9. This career is interesting because of its high salary and its very high degree of difficulty.

  12. I went with psychiatrist.

    1. Work tasks
    I would have to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental illness. People with states of depression and emotional problems mostly. Give them medication, psychotherapy, or behavior therapy.

    2.Salary and outlook
    Salary ranges from 116,000 to 227,500.

    3.Training
    Like all doctors, I would have to graduate from high school, go to college and have a degree in pre-med, along with other subjects such as Biology, chemistry, physics, health, Physiology and such. Not all of them, but they wouldn’t hurt . Go to Med school and go through several years of residency. Then a few years of child training to help deal with kids with emotional problems. Then last to even study medicine, I would have to take a written exam to get a physician license because psychiatrists are listed under physicians.

    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field
    To be a psychiatrist, i would have to be able to make quick decisions, be emotionally stable, work well under stress, have the willingness to help others, enjoy studying and learning (HAHAHA well I screwed that up), earn the trust and confidence of patients, and being able to keep up with advances in the field.

    5. Likes & dislikes
    The likes of this profession are: the ability to help others, the challenge that comes with the job, and the prestige as well as pay.
    The dislikes are: the fact you can be called on any time of the day, the years and expense of education, long irregular work hours and the patients that don’t cooperate.

    6.Majors related to the field
    Army child Psychiatrist, (military) Physician and Surgeon, Forensic Psychiatrist, and Coast Guard physician.

    7.What classes will you take if you major in this area
    Biology, chemistry, Pre-med, health, physiology, and organic chemistry.

    8.Mention one college or university that has this related major
    I was looking into Austin College or Rice University, but they are expensive…

    9.What did you like best about this career?
    Almost any medical occupation is fine with me, but the ability to help people out is very satisfying to me. Knowing that you made someone else’s life better is always a good thing.

  13. Chosen occupation: Radiologist

    1. The work tasks for a radiologist include using x-rays and radioactivity to diagnose and treat diseases or abnormal growths. In addition, sound waves and the body’s natural magnetism also create medical images radiologists use to diagnose patients. Surgery is sometimes needed, done by a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure. Exposing tumors and other growths to radiation (such as x-rays) can help treat them. The job of a radiologist revolves around the use of radiation, high energy sources, and radioisotopes. Patients are given radiopaques, substances that help with the identification of internal organs observed by x-ray film or fluoroscopic screens.

    2. The starting salary for a radiologist, nationally, is $189,500 per year, or $91 an hour; the average salary is $284,500 per year or $136.75 per hour; and the salary with experience is $357,000 per year and $171.75 per hour. The salary for in-Texas radiologists are generally higher, with a starting salary of $201,000 per year ($96.75/hour), an average salary of $305,000 ($146.50/hour), and an experience salary of up to $384,000 ($184.75/hour). The estimated outlook of workers in this field, estimated in 2007 at a national level, was 113,200 and 7,350 in Texas. The average size of occupational categories was 47,000 on a national level and 13,000 in Texas. The estimated employment outlook of projected growth per year in 2006 was 1.42%. The average growth of all occupations was 1.0%, and the number of new job openings per year according to the 2006 testing was 1,600.

    3. All states require radiologists (and any physician) to have received a graduation from a medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least four years of residency (graduate medical education). Radiologists must pass an examination and be approved to practice in the field by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

    4. Desirable personality qualities for radiologists include the desire to help and serve patients, self motivation, a narrow focus, the ability to cope with pressure and stress, emotional stability, make decisions during emergencies, good communication skills, and to be able to adapt and keep up with new medical discoveries. Radiologists must be able to read and understand complicated procedures, set up and perform calculations for percentages and decimals, correctly determining images/graphs and information, and communicate and write well. I have most of these qualities. However, emotional stability and decision-making in time of emergency are two traits I am unsure of.

    5. The likes of this job, for me, would be the good working conditions, the high salary, the challenges of being a doctor and from the work, and the conscience of helping treat other people from life-threatening diseases. I have heard that radiologists tend to have a larger scope and a more flexible schedule than any other doctor. The dislikes of this job for me would include making decisions that would decide life or death for a patient, and the hard and stressful years of medical school and education. In addition, being a medical graduate also incorporates the dissection of human corpses, something I am also not looking forward to. I also have a problem with injections that will pose as an obstacle when taking medical classes.

    6. Majors related from this field include Medicine (Pre-Med), Chemistry, Biology, Medicine Clinical/Graduate Studies, Physiology, and Pathology.

    7. If I major in radiology, the classes I will most likely take will include, for Biology, Statistics, Anatomy, Ecology, Physical Chemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Embryology, and Physiology. For Chemistry, they will be Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, Radiochemistry, and Quantitative analysis. For Physiology and Pathology, Molecular Physiology, Pathology, Reproductive Biology, Endocrinology, Cardiovascular system, Neurology, Immunology, Respiratory system, and Cancer Biology. For Medicine (Pre-med) Studies, I will take Anatomy, Biomedical Statistics, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Medical Ethics.

    8. A college that I am interested in attending that has related majors is John Hopkins University in Maryland.

    9. I am generally attracted to careers related around science. My dad is a doctor, and he always can give me advice on what to do in medical school or how to cope with the education. Math is a huge weakness for me, and being a doctor is a job that does not involve a tremendous amount of math. The biggest advantage of being a radiologist is the pay that you receive. My mom as also told me that her friend’s daughter became a radiologist and earns half a million a year, with a very flexible and relaxed schedule! The work to get there will be hard, though, as my mom has told me only the top 1-2% graduates of medical school get the job. However, I am ready for the challenge and really hope that I can become a radiologist. I picked radiologist, instead of any other physician, because of the exclusion of surgeries and cutting. Though I am okay with dissecting, operating on a living human whose life depends on the surgery is something I definitely cannot do. Injections also pose a big problem with me, so I cannot become a doctor that deals with them, like an anesthesiologist. Becoming a family doctor may also be appealing, but being exposed to sick patients also takes its toll on a doctor’s health as well. I would much rather help treat a cancerous tumor and save someone’s life than cure strep throat.

  14. 1. A photographer must manipulate lighting and composition to pass along a message through the picture. You have to be willing to take pictures in an interesting way of any subject assigned to you by your employer. You must work indoors or outdoors as the job requires.
    2. The National salary starts from $34,000 and progress to $51,500. It is expected that there will be medium growth in the number of photographers nationally.
    3. Entry level photographers can have a range of education, from vocational school, to four-year college, to extensive experience and no formal schooling.
    4. You must be creative and artistic. Originality, willingness to do detailed work, and proficiency in editing programs are also helpful. good communication skills and the ability to help people relax in front of the camera are also good qualities.
    5. A photographer might like: the variety of work, creativity, freelance work, and travel, while they may dislike: weird hours, having to be available at a moments notice, strict deadlines, and job competition.
    6. Majors that would help you would be Audiovisual Communications Technology, Cinematography/Film & Video Production, Design & Applied Arts, Photography.
    7. Foundations of Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Film, Ceramics, and Sculpture are some classes that would benefit you to take. Design and photo editing classes would also be helpful.
    8. NYU and SCAD are the two universities that I’ve looked at that offer photography. NYU also offers other majors in case I change my mind, and has an extreme urban setting, which would be interesting to shoot. SCAD has a multitude of photography courses as well as other art programs to help my point of view.
    9. I love this career because I get to go a lot of different places while doing my favorite hobby. I also get to show people my point of view with an image, because a picture is worth a thousand words.

  15. PATHOLOGIST
    1. Pathologists take body tissue, blood or other fluid samples to test, diagnose, and treat the type of disease in that person. They mostly conduct these samples on cadavers, but also patients in the hospital. Pathologists help doctors determine the medical problems of their patients and what other procedures need to be done to treat the patient. Pathologists can work in private practice, the government, public health agencies etc. There are many diffrent subspecialties of pathology such as forensic pathology which was the original reason I became interested in this career. Some of a pathologists job, that personally creeps me out yet enthralls me, is doing autopsies to try to discover how a person died. A pathologists main goal is to seek to understand the nature of diseases and to try to treat and prevent them.

    2. The salary of a pathologist is fairly high, but keep in mind the amount of money for college, and medical school. The starting salary is $62000 and with expirence it can go around $99000. In Texas for some reason the salary is noticably lower than the average, $9 an hour less. The job is a medium size with about 87000 nationally. The job is estimated to grow rapidly over the next few years.

    3. Pathologists are required to have a graduate degree, which means a fun 4 years of undergrad school, 4 years of med school, and 3 to 8 years interning. Pathologists like any other physician need to pass a licensing examination because all physicians are required to have a medical license (let’s hope).

    4.a desiarable personal quality needed for this career is the want to help people and to learn about the natures of diseases and how they affect the human body. Another would be curiosity. You should be interested in the job you are doing and WANT to learn more about your field because when you are in the medical world, you have to constantly be studying and staying up on all the new advancements. The most important trait a pathologist needs is perserverence! The reason perserverence is so important is because

    5. a pathologist can work a really long time on a certain project, put so much work into it, and have no assurance of result. That is the major dislikes pathologists said about the career. The only other dislike is the long process of educaion and the pressure put on you because of the career. The likes definetly out numbered the dislikes. One of the likes was the diversity of their work. There are a billion diseases out there and pathologists get to see alot of them. One day a pathologist can study a blood sample and the next study bones, it is a diverse work. One of my personal likes and the likes of a pathologist is the posibility that you make a scientific advancement during your reaserch so instead of helping a couple people, you have the opportunity to help a whole bunch of sick people.

    6. In this, and all medical fields, science is very important and the focus. Math is also relatively important. Being a pathologist you need to be good at statistics. Alslo, the sciences such as biology, chemistry, organic/inorganic chemistry, and physics. English is also important because they need to write clear reports and findings and pass the information to others.

    7. The classes I would take if majoring in this area is chemistry, biology, physics, statistics and medicine.

    8. Well, Duke, Baylor and University of Washington St. Louis are all supposed to have exceptional science and medical departments.

    9. What I like most about Pathology is the opportunity to help people. I think it would be best for me because I do not actually have to deal with the emergencies that other physicians have to deal with, because I am not good under pressure. Pathologists also have the rare ability to help a whole bunch of sick people if you find something that was not discovered before. Also, I don’t think I want to sit in a cubicle all day and in this job you have to socialize and investigate. The overall job is interesting and maybe I’m weird, but it sounds fun.

  16. Emergency Medicine Physician

    1.) Tasks: See patients coming into the ER. You would see things …from gun shot wounds, to stab wounds, all they way down to the small things such as cuts that just need stiches.
    2.) Salary: In texas an emp with experience can make around 201,500. But depending on the hospital/organization, dif pay like by how many patients you see, or just by the hour. But some emps can make 400,000 a year. So, it’s a pretty nice pay, but also have to take into consideration that the more you make, the more taxes you have to pay, so a lot of that money is going to the government.
    3.) Training: 4 years college (where have to earn some kind of a degree) then have to apply and get accepted to med school (4 yrs) then go into residency, which takes 3-4 years. Board certified- take & pass a written as well as an oral test.
    4.) Personal qualities: remain calm in tense situations, which probably will happen frequently. You also have to be compassionate and care for your patient, but should never get attached.
    5.) Likes- you get to work as many shifts as you would like.
    Very flexible schedule.
    You do not have to manage an office.
    NOT ON CALL. Big deal because most doctors are on call and its stressful and a big inconvenience. If your on call then you never know if like while in the middle of ur sons bday party ur gonna have to leave and go to work and miss out on those kind of big events.
    Dislikes: work nights, weekends, holidays. SUED. There is always that fear that you are going to get sued. Even if you did your job perfectly fine, the patient can still be unhappy and find some way to sue you. BUT you are covered because that is was MALpractice insurance is for.
    6.) Some of the majors that are related to this field would be Biology, chemistry, and pre-med.
    7.) Some colleges that have good pre-med and some of these majors would be Baylor, UT, and texas A&M.
    8.) But really why I think this career is a good career is because its not really like any other job. Unlike a surgeon who specializes in neurosurgery or someone who sits in an office all day and does the same thing every day, this job is unpredictable. You can have so many patients that each one of them, there is something else wrong. , one day you could have a major gun shot wound, and the next you could have someone walk in with a knife in their stomach. Also, You get the pleasure of actually figuring out what is wrong with them…… and then fixing it.

  17. My career is computer engineering

    !. Work tasks:
    Work with the following:
    • computers and peripheral equipment
    • computer chips, circuit boards, and related equipment -3rd favorite but probably the coolest.
    • computer printouts
    • computer theory and languages
    • artificial intelligence (AI) – favorite
    • knowledge-based systems
    • computer games -2nd favorite

    2. Salary and outlook:
    Salary for Texas: 56000-113500 a year or 27.00-54.00 an hour
    Outlook in Texas: 7380 in this field and 13000 occupational categories

    3. Training:
    4-year degree with recommended graduate work.
    The recommended high school courses are a College preparatory program with emphasis on mathematics and science, including Physics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Industrial Arts, Electronics, and Technical Writing

    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field:
    People in this field think logically, have good problem solving and ananlytical skills, have good creativity and have a willingness to strive and keep up with current technology.
    5. Likes & dislikes:
    Likes: Good pay, good work settings, variety or work, and excellent employment opportunities.
    Dislikes: frustrating program problems(THIS ONE IS A BIGGIE), continuous education, and working on nights and weekends to meet deadlines.
    6. Majors related to the field:
    • Electrical Engineer
    • Electrical Test Engineer
    • Electrical-Design Engineer
    • Electronics Engineer
    • Electronics-Design Engineer
    • Illuminating Engineer
    • Cable Engineer, Outside Plant
    • Electrical Engineer, Power System
    • Power-Distribution Engineer
    • Power-Transmission Engineer
    • Central-Office Equipment Engineer
    • Commercial Engineer
    • Customer-Equipment Engineer

    7. What classes will you take if you major in this area:

    • Computer & Information Sciences
    • Computer Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering, General

    8. Mention one college or university that has this related major:
    A college that offers courses required to get this major are offered at the University of Texas at Arlington.
    9. What did you like best about this career?
    That this would be a fun and enjoyable career to have, being able to build AI and make the worlds smallest and fastest devices. Also the pay to this career isn’t terrible. Last but not least the rate of employment for this field is great and the working conditions are excellent.

  18. Veterinarian

    1)Veterinarians deal with the health and welfare of all sorts of animals. They work to help control animal diseases, vaccinations and preform clinical and surgery work in private practices.Veterinarians are also involved in food safety, such as the Animal Welfare Act, protecting against foreign animal disease, and approving safe medications for use in animals

    2) As far a s salary goes, they make a fair amount of money/year: the starting salary is $30/hour, $63,000 a year (in Texas). The average is $90,000 a year, $43.25/ hour.

    3) Veterinarians have to graduate from a 4-year program at an accredited college of veterinary medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree and obtain a license to practice. You dont have to get a bachelor’s degree for entrance; but all require a significant number of credit hours (ranging from 45 to 90 semester hours) at the undergraduate level

    4) You should probably be able to: calm animals, help them when there upset, communication skills, ability to make decisions in emergencies, an aptitude and interest in the biological sciences, good powers of observation,
    a lifelong commitment to learning,
    compassion for people and animals.

    5) Some likes would be: working with and helping animals, the opportunity to specialize, the chance to work beyond normal retirement age (if self-employed), the constant change and challenge, a lot of variety, the unlimited potential beyond basic education
    6)
    7) Id take alot of sciences, omething i dont realy like, oh and math too.
    8)Texas A & M, or Ut Austin
    9)The fat tat im surrounded by animals, and getting to help save as many as i can

  19. Physician specializing in Internal Medicine or Neurology

    1) They find the problem and they try to fix the problem. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that occur in people. Depending on the specialty will determine what you do. Ex: Neurology physicians look at the brain and nervous system, Internal Medicin Physicians look at the everything in the adult body sometimes kids.

    2) Salary is a good. On average $162,500 per year in Texas, $78.00 per hour in Texas.

    3) A lot of training involved that will last for many years. Four years of college, four years of medical school, and three to eight years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected. Optional thing is Fellowship(30% of doctors do it) which gives you the ability to major in a subspecialty of the field you desire. For example: you want to be a neurology but you want to specialize mostly on strokes, so you take fellowship.

    4) Desirable qualities include: intelligent, knowledgeable, people friendly, enthusiastic, and PASSION FOR THE CAREER.

    5)Likes:
    Helping people feel better
    The satisfaction derived from work

    Dislikes:
    stress of being responsible for the life and death of others
    years and expense of education
    emergencies and last minute scheadul changes
    lots of paperwork

    6) Military Job: Physician & Surgeon which can only be obtained through an officer rank so to Wespoint you go. Otherwise you can join the army be a Medic and you can rise up to the ranks of becoming a Physician.

    7) The classes you will take are Biology(study life), Chemistry(useful to understand medicine), Medicine (Pre-Medicine), and Medicine Clinical/Graduate studies(Medical school + Residency).

    8)Colleges: any college is fine. The best ones in Texas are: Baylor University, and UT in Austin.

    Medical School: UT Southwestern in Texas.

    Residency: UT Southwestern and Temple University in Philadelphia.

    9) What I liked best about this career is the job. The job is to help people feel better which I like. Also my mom is a doctor and her father was a doctor. When I was little I used to go with my mom to the hospital and her office. She saw a lot of patients and made them feel better. When I was sick she would help me feel better. She is like a hero. I love that, and I would like to follow in her footsteps.

  20. I would like to become a professional musician, actually.

    1) I would be required to play musical instruments in an orchestra, band, rock group, or jazz combo. But probably not jazz combo. I would also get to play for live audiences, on radio, in recording studios, and in TV and movie productions, and I would have to practice a lot to get ready for shows and concerts. I would also get to work with a wide variety of musical instruments, and hopefully learn a thing or two about all of them.
    2) The average salary range for a musician is between 34,000 dollars and 59,500 dollars, but I’m really not into for the money. Ideally I would be able to make a decent living off of being a musician, but I would have no problem taking a second job, or playing in the streets for a quarter. They both sound pretty good to me!
    3) Being a musician doesn’t really require much education beyond high school, but I would love to study music in college. Some college courses including music are Music History & Theory, Band or Orchestra, Instrumental Instruction, and Vocal Instruction. Wow I’m getting really excited just typing those! Anyways, it is also recommended that I perform in front of an audience as often as possible and to find ways to make practicing fun.
    4) In order to be a musician, it is recommended that one be musically talented, be creative, have self discipline and stage presence, to take initiative, handle rejection, and face a great deal of competition. Patience, initiative, and concentration are some more aspects of successful musicians. Some physical demands include “rapid hand movement” and being able to “hear talk/sounds”.
    5) The only thing I’m really worried about in regards to being a musician is being able to write songs that reflect what I have to say and, at the same time, reflect what other people want to hear. Being wildly popular is not something that I would say I really want, in my book being able to make a living off of my music is pretty successful. Of course, a little fame and fortune never hurt anyone. Another big plus to being a musician is the variety of jobs, the lack of offices, and the amount of travel involved.
    6) Music, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, and Religious/Sacred Music are majors related to my preferred field of work.
    7) I would want to major in Music Theory and Composition, and I would take classes like Music History, Music Styles and Genres, Composition, Aural Skills, Musical Arrangement, and Electronic and Computer Applications.
    8) Baylor University seems to offer the most extensive music program in Texas, but I’m not sure that that’s where I want to go. After some research, I discovered that in Texas, musicians make a little more than half than the national average. In theory, it would be a little more profitable to go out of state to pursue a musical career.
    9) What I really like about this career is the chance to be creative and avoid the monotony of cubicle work. I really want to have variety in what I do, and have some control over what I do. If I’m able to make a living off of being a musician, I would like to have a flexible schedule and not have to dress up every day. I would like to travel around and gain a wider perspective on the world. I want to experience what the world has to offer, and I want to offer what I have to the world.

  21. My career is a Radiologist.
    1.Radiologists must read x-rays, catscans, and MRI. They must treat patients with radiation, high energy sources, and radiosiotopes. They work for clinics, hospitals, government, and private practice. They work with patients and their records, x-rays, radioactive substances, x-ray films, fluoroscopic screens, radioisotopes, and radiopaque substances.

    2. The salary of this job ranges from $190,000 to $357,000 per year. Know though that if you are experienced and work hard, you may go up to about $450,000.

    3. To be a radiologist, you must have a graudate degree, meaning you can train for one after four years of college. Then you must go to medical school for training.

    4.To be a radiologist, you must contain certain qualities. You must be able to serve patients, communicate with others, work under long hours and pressure, be good with patients, make decisions in an emergency, and be emotionally stable.

    5. Like of being a radiologist were good working conditions, good salary, status of their job, and satisfaction from the challenges in their work. Dislikes include: being responsible for the life of others, medical school, and high insurance.

    6. To be a doctor, you must be good extremely good at math and science. The same for radiologists. Majors include biology, chemistry, pre-medicine, medicine clinical, physiology and other sciences.

    7. You would have to take chemistry, biology, medicine, statistics, calculus, and of course english.

    8. Baylor, A&M, Duke, and Rice all have extremely good medical programs.

    9. A radiologist fascinated me in many ways. Being able to determine problems in one’s body by looking at a piece of paper really amzed me. Also, to be able to see the human body without actually cutting someone is cool. I also wish to see the “true body”.

  22. 1.Work tasks
    An epidemiologist is a professional who looks for the causes and the cures of diseases in the human body. They study why certain diseases happen in certain places of the world and how they affect the human body.
    2. Salary and outlook
    The salary range for an epidemiologist is from $57,000 to $99,000 if you are experienced. The average salary is $84,300. The outlook for the occupation of epidemiologist is 1.35% increase over the next few years. Each year there are about 100 new jobs for an epidemiologist.
    3. Training
    The minimum education required to be an epidemiologist is a masters degree. Often, a medical degree is required as well for people who work in hospitals. If the person wants to pursue individual research, a doctorate is often necessary.
    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field
    The epidemiologist must be sociable enough to be able to work in groups with other professionals. They also must be able to communicate well, either by speaking or writing down their results. They must be good in math, science, and computer sciences as well. They have to be able to analyze information given in charts, or results from experiments.
    5. Likes & dislikes
    An epidemiologist likes to help the human population by discovering ways to improve public health. They may have the opportunity to work in different parts of the world, depending on where epidemics are. However, an epidemiologist may dislike the constant risk of handling dangerous toxins and diseases, as well as working under pressure to achieve deadlines.
    6. Majors related to the field
    Some similar jobs/majors to being an epidemiologist are the fields of biomedicine, genetics, biomathematics, and public health.
    7. What classes will you take if you major in this area
    Sciences that are important to take are chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and the dreaded organic chemistry. Economics is also encouraged, as well as health.
    8. Mention one college or university that has this related major
    In Texas, one school that offers a major in epidemiology at the Master’s level is Baylor College of Medicine. The majority of the schools that offer epidemiology as a major are in California.
    9. What did you like best about this career?
    I thought it sounded interesting to be an epidemiologist because I have always been fascinated with how the human body, in particular, the immune system, works. I think it would be very interesting to help diagnosis and create cures for the diseases that ravage the world today.

  23. The career I chose was an author/writer

    1. Work tasks include creating themes, characters, plots and writing rough drafts. Also an author must make corrections and be able to rewrite much of their work. An author must beable to get information from their experiences and research and from talking to others. Other tasks may include writing fiction and nonfiction articles/books and for magazines, newspapers and radio and TV.

    2. The average author makes $34,000 to start out with and makes up to $60,000 with experience. However, the average salary in Texas is about $3000 less than this. The career is growing moderately with .9% to 1.9% growth annualy. It is also a medium sized ocupation with 25,000 to 149,000 people in this career.

    3. Training for a writer includes some education beyond high school and a 4-year college degree is recomended. Also authors are suggested to study the literature of various periods and places, poetry, short stories, and Creative writing. Other activities for training include reading and writing as much as you can, writing for yourself and for publication and also to critize your own and the writings of others.

    4. Qualities for someone in this field include: excellent writing spelling and English grammer skills, an ability to express ideas clearly and logically, creativity and imagination, a broad range of background knowledge, high ethical/moral standards, self motivation and an ability to work well under preassure and meet deadlines. Also a writer should be familiar with research techniques and computers with desktop publishing.

    5. Authors say what they like about this career is meeting a lot of different people through research and interviews in order to recieve information. They also say that they like working at home in freelance and the travel that sometimes accompanies research for new subjects and/or ideas.
    Authors say that they do not like the hard competition for jobs, the difficulty involved with the constant research the pressure of meeting deadlines, having to support themselves with income from differnt sources and the long and irregular hours this job requires.

    6. Majors for this occupation include: Comperative Literature, Creative Writing, English Composition, English Language and LIterature (in General), Journalism, Liberal arts and Mass communications.

    7. This occupation does not require specfic courses but rather certain classes are recommended and then one can chose from there.The classes I will take if I major in this field will be: Creative writing courses (from introduction-Advanced), possibly Shakesperean courses, Journalism, Literature Analysis courses and composition and language courses along with an ethics course.

    8. Most colleges have majors in this area, but two that were recommended for these majors (especially creative writing) were Southern Methodist University and The University of North Texas.

    9. What I like the best about this career is the creativity it allows you to have. I also love traveling and writing about the different things I see there. But overall, I love writing, I’m currently working on a few short, and one long story now. I love this and I really can’t see myself doing anything else.

    I have also taken the inventories. This career matches my intrests and values but not my abilities, so I guess I just need more practice. 🙂

  24. The career I choose was a Legislator

    1. The work task of legislators is to be the voice of the citizens. Legislators pass laws benefiting them. They also debate important things; health care, international affairs, bailout programs etc. Legislators also deal with the budgets, creating a plan that will work for them.

    2. Although the salary for legislators varies, a non experienced legislator in the state of Texas usually makes about $41,500. A experienced legislator makes about $75,000. Although its not a lot of money to live off of, the more experienced you become you can make upwards of $160,000.

    3. There is no specific training a legislator needs to go through. The only requirements they must meet are: being 21 years of age, a citizen, and a elector of the district they represent. Since legislators are voted upon, the voters decided whether they believe they are qualified enough.

    4. A legislator needs to be able to get along with others, work with math, organize very large projects, speak in public, make decisions quickly, and make decisions. Good legislators need to have authority and need to stand up for what they believe is right.

    5. Legislators love to have authority, the respect of others, and like improving life for some citizens. They normally dislike having to compromise on some things, being rejected sometimes, and also being on call at all times in case of an emergency. In my opinion the likes out weigh the dislikes.

    6. Many legislators study political science, public policy analysis, and international and glob studies. A lot of legislators study law, or pre-law.

    7. Classes in high school that one can take to prepare themselves are: government, economics, statistics, history, journalism, and political science. Theses classes really help prepare you for your major.

    8. The college which I am most interested studying pre-law at is Iowa University, although right now my decisions changes daily, at this time it seems to be in the right place and has everything I could ask for. Ask me again in 2 years and it could be completely different.

    10. I think what I love the most is the ability to speak for the citizens. I really became interested when I began to watch the presidential race with my dad. Listening to what both the candidates believed, and what they were going to do really made me think of how I could change our country.

  25. The career I chose was oncology, which is treating, diagnosing, and removing cancer.

    1. My work tasks would depend on which type of oncologist I become. If I become a medical oncologist, I would be doing things like diagnosing the patient and deciding what medicines and treatments will work for them. If I chose surgical oncology I would be actually removing the tumors from people’s bodies. If I chose radiation oncology I would focus on the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer.

    2. As a beginning oncologist I would earn around 200,000 a year and as a more experienced one I could earn about 350,000 year. The amount I could make would depend on the amount of experience and training I had received.

    3. I need a high school diploma and a college degree. After four years of college I would then go on to medical school. After medical school I would be an intern. How long I would be an intern would depend on which form of oncology I chose and if I wanted to specialize in anything.

    4. You need to be hard working, and able to focus on small details. If you go into surgical oncology you will need good focus, stable hands, and an ability to make decisions under pressure. In all of the types of oncology you need to be able to handle people. You need to be able to calm the family down while their loved one is in surgery, you also will need to be able to calm someone and their families down when they find out the have cancer. When people receive this information they become extremely upset because in several circumstances you are telling them how long they have left to live. You also need to be an emotionally stable person, considering that several of your patients might not survive the fight with cancer.

    5. Some likes are that I would be able to help people and possibly help contribute to finding the cure. Some dislikes are the fact that patients would not respond to the treatment and having to say that there’s nothing else I can do to help them, and possibly having to watch my patients die.

    6. I really could major in anything I wished as long as the classes needed to get into medical school are taken. People going into this field usually major in biology, organic chemistry, and other sciences.

    7. If I choose to major in one of the sciences I would take classes such as chemistry, biology, and anatomy. I would also have to take maths such as calculus and statistics.

    8. A college related to this major is University of California San Francisco.

    9. What I like best about this career is that I would be given the chance to help try and find a cure to this disease and to help other families not have to go through the loss of a loved one.

  26. 1Work tasks.As a manager you work with contracts.You are in charge of budgets and you control the schedules of your athletes
    2Salary and outlook. A manager can make up to 35-72000 a year but the higher paid managers are the big names in the big leages such as professional sports
    3Training. Lead sports and recreation for others.
    4Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field. You need to be able to get along well with all kinds of people. It is also required for you to understand contracts.
    5Likes & dislikes. working with famous professional athletes and teams as this brings glory, fame and money, even if you are just in the background working the strings.
    6Majors related to the field. Sport & Fitness Admin/Management
    7What classes will you take if you major in this area. some include, Accounting Information Systems, Statistics, Marketing, Business, and Math
    8Mention one college or university that has this related major. Abilene Christian University
    9What did you like best about this career? I liked the opportunity the job itself presents. I am given the power of being the man who pushes the team in the right direction.

  27. I chose the occupation of Actor

    1) Work tasks: The objective of an actor is to entertain and they are able to do this in theater, movies, TV, theme parks and commercials. Actors use speech and gestures and body movement to interpret serious roles and sometimes dancing and singing are involved with this as well. Also actors have the opportunity to do voice-overs, animated features, books on tape and to teach in high schools or universities and even conservatories for drama. Theater groups, TV studios, and film production companies may employ actors and Broadway is also an option for actors who can sing and dance as well. Actors usually have to travel and be good with other people and have to work with scripts, costumes, makeup, musical scores, microphones, lights, and cameras.
    2) Acting is a very competitive business and the salary is not extremely high. The national average salary for a starting actor is $36,500/ year and for an average actor $45,000/year and for an actor with experience $53,000/year. This amount raises in all areas about $7,000 in New York but the cost of living is much higher in New York also. And in California this average only raises about $5,000. Most actors have other jobs as well as acting because acting can be so unpredictable and hard to find work in. Acting has to be the true passion of someone if they are going to be able to make it in this industry. Also though there are theater groups across the country but New York and LA are two places where an actor can be truly successful.
    3) Acting only requires a high school degree or less but a Bachelors or masters degree is recommended. Also formal dramatic training from a conservatory or University is helpful as well to an actor. Employers are looking for innate talent, creative instincts, and intellectual learning capacity from their actors. In college studies include radio, TV broadcasting, communications, film, theater, drama or dramatic literature. Workshop training or private lessons with an acting coach are recommended as well. And actors in high school should get involved with school plays, community theater, and acting groups for experience. For actors in motion pictures and film a screen actors guild or SAG card is needed for auditions.
    4) Individuals in acting must have creative instincts, innate talent, and intellectual capacity to perform. They must have a passion for acting and patience and commitment to the craft. Actors need confidence, stage presence and ability to affect an audience. Also actors need a strong self image, versatility and imagination. The ability to memorize lines, express themselves with facial expression, gestures, and voice inflections are also needed by actors. The ambition to keep going through long periods of unemployment and the ability to take criticism well and work with others is needed by actors. Also all actors need a large imagination and extreme self discipline in order to succeed in this occupation.
    5) The dislikes of this occupation include: constantly striving for recognition, working under pressure, sometimes working in undesirable or unpleasant conditions, long periods of unemployment, rejection, working long hours, spending evenings and weekends in rehersal, difficulty in finding employment, frequent relocation. And the likes of this occupation include: the ability to express yourself through different roles, challenge of a difficult part, achieving recognition, possibility of higher salaries, and working with other actors as a unit.
    6) There are many majors related to acting but many are indirectly related and deal with film, radio, or stage management. However the major of drama, theatre arts and stage craft is offered at various universities and covers all aspects of acting. Also journalism, broadcast;radio/TV digital communication is a major that is somewhat related to acting. The majors of visual and performing arts (general), as well as film/cinema studies, and cinematography/film and video production are also majors related to acting. And if an actor is interested in teaching then the major of educational and instructional media is an option. And of course the major of acting is also available, however few universities even in New York city offer this as a four year program.
    7) The courses recommended for this career in high school include: art, music, dance, drama, English literature, communications, mathmatics, foreign language, clubs or group activities in theatrical performances. I take choir, English, Spanish, math, and have also been involved with drama club and theater and so I am already in many of the suggested courses. However in college I would take courses such as: Introduction to dramatic arts, acting, speech and voice, dance and movement, comedy, musical theater and possibly script and analysis. ( also I am hoping to double major or minor in political sciences or history so I would take courses related to this as well)
    8) The major of Dramatic theatre arts, and stage craft is offered at NYU in New York city. This university has a four-year program as well as graduate school for acting. There are over 1 million students and room and board are offered. Columbia also offers this same major and they are located in New York as well. However Columbia is about $12,000 more than NYU with room and board factored in.
    9) There are many things I love about acting but my favorite thing is that I love to act, and every time I get on stage I am reminded why I love this occupation so much. No matter if it is in TV, film, theater, or commercials I know that I need acting in my life because it is my release and a passion that I hope to make a career out of.

  28. I choose Hospital Administrator

    1. Work tasks : You get to be a boss. You get to hire people to work in the hospital. You keep track of records and stats. You basically make sure the hospital is running smoothly and legally.
    2. Salary and outlook : In Texas you can make from 64,000 to 98,000 dollars a year or 31 to 51 dollars an hour.
    3. Training: Require a graduate degree in hospital administration. And depending on state you may actually have to pass a licensing exam. A major you might want to take is Hospital Administration.
    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field : You must be a good leader, like to take charge, have good organization skills, be able to deal with different people, interoperate data, and have good decision making skills.
    5. Likes & dislikes : Some people like the respect for their job, the salary, and being able to work in a hospital atmosphere. Some people don’t like the high pressure that comes at times, long hours, and lots of paperwork.
    6. Majors related to the field : Public health, Medical records administration, Hospital administration.
    7. What classes will you take if you major in this area: You would want to take Biology, chemistry, anatomy, physics, and health and economics.
    8. Mention one college or university that has this related major : UNT university of North Texas
    9. What did you like best about this career? What I like best about this career is being able to work in the hospital atmosphere. I also like how much you can get paid. Another good part is you get to be the boss and be in charge.

  29. The profession that I chose was a magazine editor.

    1. Although most newspapers and magazines usually employ multiple editors to oversee certain things, in general and editor has to assign topics to writers and reporters, review and edit pieces, decide the general layout and content of the magazine, and decide what will ultimately appeal to their readers. Also, editors often have assistants to help them edit submissions, research and verify facts, and arrange page layouts.

    2. On average, the national starting salary for an editor is $34,000 per year. With experience, the average salary is about $62,500 per year. However, the salary can vary due to location and also the size of the newpaper or magazine. This area of journalism is expected to grow about 0.24% per year.

    3. Being familiar with electronic publishing, graphics, and video production is increasingly needed in this industry. A 4-year degree is required, and submerging yourself in reading, writing of not only yourself but also of others can help you sharpen your skills. Also, many papers, magazines, and radio stations offer internships that would provide an opportunity to gain experience.

    4. A successful editor is someone that is very creative, can clearly and eaily express their ideas, is driven and able to persevere, and also has good judgement in deciding what to publish in their magazine. Also, it is important that an editor is able to work under pressure because they will always have to get through and enormous amount of work by a certain deadline.

    5. Some of the positives of being an editor are getting to work with all kinds of different and interesting people, influencing and entertaining the public, and the variety and excitement of you work. However, the negatives are working under pressure most of the time to meet deadlines, not always being able to choose convenient working hours, people may not always agree with your ideas, and the challenge of keeping up with changing technology.

    6. When hiring, some employers look for a broad liberal arts background, but most prefer to hire those with degrees in communications, journalism, or English. Some helpful majors would be print journalism, broadcast journalism, mass communications, and English language and literature.

    7. Reccomended highschool courses are English, literature, poetry, creative writing, and communications if offered.

    8. Northwestern University in Chicago, IL has an excellent school for both print and broadcast journalism.

    9. What I really liked about this career was how fast- paced it was and also the opportunity to get to work with interesting people. Also, getting to influence the public and learn about things I otherwise would never know is really cool.

  30. I choose an anesthesiologist as my occupation

    1. Give patients anesthetics; make sure patient is entirely asleep during surgery

    2. Starting salary in Texas = 216,500 yr.
    Average salary in Texas = 283,000 yr.
    Experienced salary in Texas = 340,000 yr.

    3. 4 years of undergraduate school
    4 years of medical school
    6-8 years of internship/ residency

    4. Emotionally Stable, good bed side behavior, being able to make quick decisions

    5. Some likes are good salary, satisfaction for work that has been done, good education and social rank

    Some dislikes are irregular hours, many years of education, and responsibility for life and death

    6. Surgeon
    Cardiologist
    Police surgeon

    7. Biology General
    Chemistry
    Medicine (pre-med)
    Medicine clinical

    8. Rice University, Houston

    9. I like that you can help be apart of a surgery without having to do it. There’s not as much pressure. Plus, the salary is very good for a good living. And I like going home with the sense that I helped save someone’s live, I think that’s really cool

  31. I decided I want to be a TV PROGRAM WRITER….

    1. TV program writers get to come up with all sorts of ideas for dialogue and plot. They can work on TV shows that are based off of historical events, in which case they need to do their research, or they can make up a whole new world! Imagination is a must. They write the dialogue and plot, and meet with the director of the show to decide what to go with.

    2. The salary is rather average– it’s about $34,00-$54,500 per year. This job is growing moderately.

    3. You need a college degree, at least four years, to be a TV program writer.

    4. There are many important qualities needed for this job. You must be a good writer, of course, but you must also be able to meet deadlines/work well under pressure, sell your ideas, be willing to compromise, have good people skills, and be really really really creative. You also need to be able to see things in situations that no one else sees, whether it be humorous, serious, sad, or happy.

    5. TV program writers probably like the pride of having their work published/presented, and they love the work they do. They might not appreciate, however, the moderate salary, and the harsh deadlines, and the extreme competition.

    6. English. English. English. Basically anything in that category. Journalism, Creative Writing, English Lit, etc. Also, majors in television and video production are encouraged.

    7. Courses which interest me are…Critical Writing, Basic Writing, Study of Poetry, Romantic Poetry, British Lit, Major American Writers, Playwriting, and Extemporaneous Expository Writing.

    8. Most schools have programs for English, but one college I’m interested in is College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

    9. I really love the idea of having my work published/heard by thousands of people! It really excites me. Plus, this job would be fun for me, and considering I’ll be working for…40+ years, I think I want to do something I love!

  32. 1.Work Tasks
    Set up schedules, practices, and meetings. Make sure everyone has equipment. Make plays and tough decisions

    2.Salary and Outlook
    Salary Range: $35,000to 51,000 per year or $16.75 to $24.50 per hour

    3.Training
    4-year degree/ Grad school (recommended)

    4.Good Qualities
    Leadership, knowledge of the sport, stay under control, be able to take criticism, quick decision making, passionate of the sport

    5.Likes and Dislikes
    Likes-Is being able to do what you like. Influencing kids lives, staying in shape
    Dislikes-Low salary, long hours (weekend, nights, summer), some travel, dealing with some parents

    6.Majors related to the field
    Trainer, manager, scout

    7.What classes will you take if you major in this area?
    Exercise science and kinesiology
    Physical Educ teaching
    Sport and fitness admin/management

    8.Schools
    Wyoming, Baylor, TCU, Colorado

    9.What I like about this is is that I get a chance to do something that I love

  33. I would like to be an Optometrist.
    1: As an optometrist I would examine people’s eyes to determine vision problems and eye diseases and treat them accordingly. I would have to check people’s eyes for depth perception, color vision, and seeing and focusing ability. I would prescribe glasses and contacts, therapy and medicine. I would also refer patients to other doctors when needed.
    2: The starting salary in Texas is $81,500. Outside of Texas the average starting salary is $80,000. The growth is moderate at .9% to 1.9%.
    3: To become an optometrist I would have to get a graduates degree. It would be smart to get a bachelors degree in biology. It is recommended to take biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy & physiology, organic chemistry, health, and economics in a college preparatory program. It is also recommended to volunteer in hospitals, health clinics, or homes for people with long-term illness.
    4: Some desirable qualities an optometrist should have are; the desire to help others, an ability to get along well with others, business ability, an ability to deal tactfully with patients, good communication skills, self-discipline, and an ability to pay attention to details. An optometrist should be fun and nice. He should be able to listen to the patient and his assistants.
    5: Some optometrists may like working with people, having the ability to have their own practice and set their own hours, to be able to work beyond the normal retirement age, and working in a healthcare profession. Some optometrists may dislike the continuous education to keep up with new developments in their field and to renew their license every one to three years, working long hours, working evenings and Saturdays, keen competition for admission into optometry school, and emergency calls.
    6: Just to get into optometry school you have to have a strong background in the sciences. You may want to get a business major to better take care of your business. Other majors are biology, zoology or bio-chemistry.
    7: To major in this area you would take just about every science class available.
    8: For my undergraduate I would go to BYU or Brigham Young University. I would like to go to the University of Houston.
    9: I have always loved eyes. The fact that they work and we can see amazes me. People will always have problems with their eyes. Both of my parents have horrible eyesight. I love to go with them to the optometrist and look at all the glasses.

  34. Intelligence Officer:
    1. Brief Commanders on your intelligence findings, make plans to intercept foreign radio transmissions, and they help plan military missions.
    2. It’s very unclear because the military pays for a lot of necesities, probably around $100,000.
    3. You need a 4 year degree and 23-26 weeks of class.
    4. good leaders and our good at communicating with people.
    5. Like all the excitement and the thrill of the job, but dislike the amount of travel.
    6. A major achieved at a military academy.
    7. after you receive your 4- year degree, you have 23-26 weeks of job classes.
    8. United States Naval Academy
    9. The excitement of the whole experience and the knowledge that I’m serving my country.

  35. My career is the surgeon, i choose that first because my dad is a doctor, and he make me think that be a doctor are so cool. Second when i was first grade, i was playing with my friends, but i fall into a big hole, and i brake my legs, that was so hurt, when i went to the hospital the doctor told me that i broke my bone need to do the surgery, i was so scare and nervous, and i fall into sleep. When i wake up my leg is not hurt anymore, i was so happy and surprise, start that time i think the doctor was so amazing, and i want to be one of them. The surgeon need to had amazing hands and good concentration, need to had a lot of knowledge and experiment also. The major of the surgeon known is biology and some of chemistry, you need to had 4 years of school, and it is a graduate work. On the salary are not bad, its a good live job. Im going to be a surgeon, so im work now on the biology and A and P, i think those can help me more understand the human body( But A and P are also lower my grade). I very like this job, not only can gain money, it also can help people away from the diease, this job not only make me happy, it can help a lot of people to be happy. But i hear that in the America, a lot of good medicine school need to be the Amercican citizens, this thing make me so worried, and i hope i can go into those schools and graduate from their, become a great doctor to helping people.

  36. I chose to research architects
    1. Work task: an architect must be prepaird to work long hours to meet dead lines. They must know the building codes and restrictions for safety of the people in and around it.

    2. Salary: architects can make 45,500 to 85,000 depending on who you work for.

    3. Architects in college will be taking classes such as chemistry and physics. They will also need to pass an exam to be able to officially become an architect.

    4. Desired qualities: Architect should be good at or enjoy math and art. These qualities are very important because they are key to designing the or creating the project the architect is assigned.

    5. Work hours: architects can work long hours depending on the project on which they are assigned. They may have to work late nights or weekends in order to meet dead lines.

    6. Architects should be very good at math and science. Chemistry and physics will most likely be a course in college they will take.

    7. I would be taking chemistry and physics and calculus if I was going to major in this area

    8. Colleges: UT, Baylor, and Texas A&M are reccomended colleges for architects to attend in Texas.

    9. I would not become an architect because I am not good at math or art. Math and science are actually my worst subjects so this job does not fit me.

  37. Anthropologist

    Work Tasks- An Anthropologist must be adaptable to change in location, people they work with, and other things of that matter. An Anthropologist must be able to research and analyze information, and speak and write well.

    Salary and Outlook- Starting salary is around $41,500 a year. An experienced Anthropologist can make around $75,5oo a year. The field of Anthropology is very small only around 100 new jobs are given a year.

    Training- Anthroplogy positions such as college professors, museum manger or owner, or a research director require a Ph.D. An Anthropologist with a Master’s degree can begin their career as museum workers, college instructors, or research workers.

    Desirable Qualites- An Anthropologist must be open minded to the variety of research he or she studies. There must be senses of intellectual curiosity and creativity in them. They must adapt and get along with numerous people, and they must have an ability to express themselves will in speech and writing.

    Likes-
    -doing work in an area of particular interest.
    -the variety of their work.
    -knowing their work can help others.
    -travel.
    Dislikes-
    -working long/irregular hours.
    -sometimes living under primitive conditions.
    -working outdoors in bad weather.
    -being away from home for long periods of time.

    Majors-
    African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and North American studies. Anthropology, Archaeology,History, Geography and Cartography, Religious studies, and Sociology.

    Classes- An Anthropology major will most likely take numerous social studies classes and possibly foreign languages.

    UC Berkley offers a Ph.D in Anthropology.

    What I like- Seeing how history unfolds itself. Why cultures act the way they do and why they take the actions they do and how that affects history.

  38. I chose Helicopter Pilot.
    1. Helicopter Pilots mostly fly for the military. Depending on which helicopter you are flying, you have to complete different missions.For example, as a pilot of a transport helicopter, you have to carry soldiers into the combat zone or bring equipment to troops.
    2. The starting salary for a helicopter pilot is about 79,500$ per year, or 38.25$ an hour. With experience, you could make up to 120,000$ annualy, which is equal to 57.75$ per hour.
    3. The training required to become a pilot includes 1-2 years of academic flight instruction, which consists of at least 80 hours of flying time. During this hard training, you also learn about the principles of helicopter operation, the principles of helicopter inspection, flying techniques, emergency procedures and also combat skills and tactics.
    4. You have to be in excellent physical condition and have very good vision. This is necessary to pass a very demanding physical test. It is also good to know about science and math to understand the different gauges and controls. You also have to be able to work under pressure and make quick decissions.
    5. Many helicopter pilots like being in the air and flying their favorit helicopter. They also love helping their country and being recognized for what they are doing.
    But pilots do not like the dangers of a combat mission, which are very dangerous because enemy fighter planes often target the helicopters first because they are slower than for example a F-16.
    6. Helpful majors are Aerospace/Astronautical Engineering, Aircraft Piloting/Navigation and Military Technologies.
    7. Classes i would take are Computer Applications, Keyboarding and maybe some extra classes of math and science.
    8. A school where you could get a degree in Aerospace/Astronautical Engineering is the Texas A&M Univesity.
    9. What i like most about being a helicopter pilot is the opportunity to do what i always wanted to do. It’s always been one of my dreams to become a helicopter pilot. I also like being able to help my country while doing what i love.

  39. Lawyer-
    A lawyer interprets law and applies it to courtrooms representing a party in criminal and civil trials. You must interview your clients and advise them on their legal rights and obligations. A lawyer must also work with documents such as legal briefs , reports, and other admin. papers.
    After obtaining a law degree, a lawyer can expect to earn $66,000 per year. With experience, a lawyer can make on average $103,000 to $122,000 per year. BUT, your salary depends on how hardly you work and what kind of cases you get, or if you own a private firm. Nationally, there are nearly 569,000 people practicing law with a 1.9% increase in jobs per year.
    To become a lawyer, you must first obtain a undergraduates degree in some sort of pre-law field. Then you must attend three years of graduates school for advanced legal studies. Then, you must pass the BAR examination to be able to practice law in state courts.
    A lawyer typically needs to work well with people. You must also be able to publically speak in highly stressful situations. You need to have confidence so that you can win the respect of your clients and co-workers.
    A person might study law for the financial rewards, challenge and variety of work, working with people, and the satisfaction of winning a case. A lawyer might not like the long hours, the extreme competition, years of study, and the stressful environment.
    An aspiring lawyer has several majors to choose from. I want to major in advanced legal studies, focusing on banking, corporate, and finance. Harvard Law School is recognized as one of the best schools related to my aspiring occupation. An aspiring lawyer should take history, english, and writing skills in high school to prepare for law school.
    I want to be a lawyer because of the satisfaction of completing a rigorous college major. I like the interaction with people. But most of all, a law degree allows me to do other things with my life other than just law. Being a lawyer allows me to know what I can and can’t do legally in the business environment.

  40. I chose to be an architect.
    1, Architect is a job who designs the structure. It is a hard work, because you need to plan layout of project and prepare scale drawings. Every building also needs to follow the building codes and zoning laws.
    2, the starting salary is 43,500 per year which is 21 per hour. The average salary is 70500 per year. The salary with experience is 84,000.
    3, there are several types of professional degrees in architecture. Most architecture degrees are from 5-year Bachelor of Architecture programs, for students entering from high school. Several states require continuing education to maintain a license.
    4, the qualities you need is a good communication skills, an ability to conceptualize and understand spatial relationships, artistic drawing ability, creativity.
    5, it is going to be awesome one day your family just come and visit a building you design. It is also pretty fun to work with people who love to the same stuff as you.
    6, the major of this career will be Physics, Trigonometry, Calculus, Industrial Arts, Electronics.
    7, I will like to take Physics, Chemistry, Art, and Calculus.
    8, looking a college are good at this major. Doesn’t matter the college is in state or out state.
    9, when I was young, I can only draw a picture and now I’m not only drawing the picture, I also build what I draw. I can also work with many kind of different people.

  41. I chose Radiologist.

    1. Radiologists use x-rays to diagnose and treat diseases in patients. They treat growths in the body with radiation and radioisotopes. Show the patients x-ray films and explain to them what the films actually mean. They work for clinics, hospitals, government, and private practices.

    2. The average national salary for a radiologist is $284,500. The average salary for texas is $305,000. The number of radiologists in Texas for 2008 was 7350 and 113,200 in America. There are about 1600 new jobs per year for a radiologist.

    3. The training required for a radiologist is graduate about 8-10 years of medical school after college, then 4 more years of residency. They also require an examination test to get a liscense to practice radiology.

    4. Some of the personal qualities that radiologists must have are: self motivation, working well under pressure, make emergency decisions, and adapt to changes in health care coverage.

    5. The likes that a radiologist might have at their job would be: good working conditions, very high salary, and trying to figure out challenges throughout their career. Dislikes they may have: the many years of medical school required, emergency and last minute schedule changes, and the responsiblilty of having someone’s life in your hands and deciding if they live or die.

    6. Some related majors in this field are: cardiologists which is a heart specialist, opthamologists an eye specialist, surgeon, and general practitioner.

    7. The classes we would have to take to get the job of a radiologist would be: Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Med, Clinical/Graduate studies, Physiology, and Pathology.

    8. Some of the colleges that interest me that have this field are Texas A&M University, Rice University, and TCU. They also have really good sports programs so that would be a good choice for me too, since I would like to play volleyball in college.

    9. The thing I liked best about this career was that it has a very high salary, but also that it deals with patients that are in critical situations that need help. I would love helping people and making them feel better and not sick anymore.

  42. Contractor

    1. A contractor has to manage all activities on the contstruction project and estimate how much time and money needs to be spent on the project. They hire the workers needed for building like electricions, engineers, crafts workers ect. They use computers, graphs, and architectural drawings to map out and see the progress of their work.

    2. A contractors average starting salary is $38,500 making about $18.50 and hour. We all have to start somewhere but as you progress in the field a contractor with experience makes about $107,000. In texas the average starting is about $36,500 making $17.5o an hour. With experience a contractor in texas would make $111,000 which would be $53.50 an hour.

    3. While becoming a contractor you need training in building science, business and management, as well as related work experience within the construction industry. They also need to understand the different contracts there are.

    4. There are many different qualities needed in contracting. They need the ability to work under pressure and to work effectively in a fast paced environment. They also need an ability to coordinate several major activities at once while analyzing and resolving problems. Communication is big when it comes to contracting, you need to people able to talk well to your clients and workers and keep in tuch often making sure there are no mistakes made.

    5. Some likes of the field are the offers of high salary, good advancement, and respect from the communities. There is also the possibility of traveling to different countries.
    Some of the dislikes are being on call to deal with many problems, working long hours, the pressure of deadlines, and competition with other contractors.

    6. A few majors related to the field are architectural drafting/cad technology, construction management, and architectural engineering technology. Architectural drafting/ cad technology help you to sketch out and look how the house or commercial building is going to look like before you start building. Architectural enginnering will also educate you on how to design and devlop buildings. Both of these are mainly tought and shown on the computer. Construction management helps manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion

    7. In contracting science,mathmatics, and reading skills are very important. When building a model of the project a contractor needs to be able to compare thories and predict how the results would change if a process for collecting data where changed. The mathmatics comes into play when the contractor needs to compute the size of unknown angles based on the angles that are known and use geometrical formulas to compute the perimeter, area, or volume of simple shapes. Throughtout the career contractors need to read many different contracts and manuals. They need to get the key points and read fast in tough situations.

    8. Texas A&M is well known for their architectural and construction programs. It would be a good school to go to to learn contracting. They offer many courses including construction management.

    9. I like how if I go into this field that I could manage the different projects going on and just be a part of building a nice home or commercial building. I like working with the different programs such as auto cad and I think its alot of fun, and you make a good amount of money in it.

  43. I would like to be a computer programmer. The main reason I choose to study computer programming is that it is a skill that could be applied to almost every industry. For example, one can be in health industry and figure out how to program computers to do remote, robotic surgery. One can be in teaching and figure out how to design teaching materials by computer. Also, one can be in entertainment industry, as a graphic/game designer. I plan to go beyond the minimum recommended education, so I will have a lot of time to decide the specific industry I would choose. The details I found on the ACT website are:

    Work Tasks:
    a. Write programs for a computer (software, rather than hardware)
    b. Think logically
    c. Do precise, analytical
    d. Work with abstract ideas, study them, and form them on the computer in some fashion
    e. Working under pressure
    f. Working alone or part as a team

    Salary and Outlook:
    a. Range: $54,000 to $96,000 per year
    b. $26 to $46 per hour
    c. General Outlook: decline in number overall, however, this only means the salary for computer programmers rises and the demand for them increases

    Training:
    a. Minimum/Recommended education: 4-year degree (just going to an IT school will not guarantee the job)
    b. No specific licensing or certification is necessary, but may give an advantage

    Desirable personal qualities (the ones that I was associated with in the Inventory test):
    a. Likes to solve problems
    b. Likes to work mentally
    c. Likes to work inside in an office
    d. Rarely likes to travel
    e. Good salaries
    f. Good employment and advancement opportunities

    Usual Dislikes:
    a. Working long hours
    b. Working under a deadline
    c. Working overtime (including weekends)
    d. Working on-call

    Majors and Classes Related to this Field:
    a. English
    b. Mathematics (arithmetic, Logic)
    c. Literature (Latin)
    d. Science (physics, engineering)

    Universities related to this field:
    a. University of Texas at Arlington
    b. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    c. Cambridge University
    d. University of California at Berkeley
    e. California Institute of Technology

  44. I think it would be neat to be a Psychologist.
    Work tasks

    I would get to diagnose or evaluate mental disorders and then design or do treatments for my patient. I would talk with my client and have ‘therapeutic’ interviews and counseling to teach them about their problems and discuss goals they should try to set for themselves to try to make their lives ‘livable’. I would try to guide them to their goals and see what the best route is for them to take, whether it be more sessions with me, or if I should refer them to a psychiatrist if they need treatment beyond just counseling (like prescriptions)

    Salary and outlook

    The starting salary in the nation for a psychologist per year is $47,000. An experienced psychologist might make up to $102,000 per year. I would probably work by the hour in order for me to schedule my work days because I plan to act as well, so a flexible schedule for my own practice would be best for me. On average, in the nation starting out the job, a person would make $56 per hour. For the experienced-$126 per hour. As I said before, I also want to be an actress, and I thought it would be cool to live and work in New York. The hourly rate for a new psychologist in NY is $27, the more experienced would receive $60.50 per hour.

    There is a moderate growth in this field. I would guess that psychologists/psychiatrists will be needed more because of all the changes that our world is experiencing now. There are tons of divorces, and bad parenting skills, and not enough people being a good, caring human being to others. As long as influences like these exist, several people are going to need a psychologist.

    Training

    In order to practice this profession, I would have to receive a doctorate. This would take me at least 7 additional years of schooling. I would also have to be certified by the government to work.

    Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field

    Psychologists should have patience and determination. They also need to have leadership and an ability to inspire others as well as good communication skills.

    Likes & dislikes

    The pros of being a psychologist would be working with different types of people, you also get a chance to help people, you would have very flexible work hours, and pretty good pay. I only saw one thing of the dislikes that I actually disliked, which was sometimes seeing patients that don’t really improve.

    Majors related to the field

    A psychologist was under the career area “Medical Diagnosis and Treatment,” which also listed other occupations that were similar to this. The occupation that I would also like is a speech language pathologist. This occupation helps mostly children with speech impediments like lisps. This job would also allow you to work with stroke victims who lost their speech. I think that would be an interesting, and very fun job, especially because I love kids, and senior adults, and all kinds of people. Another job that looked very interesting was a stunt performer. This was under Creative and Performing Arts. Both of these occupations matched up with all three of my Inventories-(Values, Interests, and Abilities)

    What classes will you take if you major in this area

    I would have to take multiple (meaning around 10 different classes all covering the topic of psychology) psychology classes as well as child/human development classes. I would very much enjoy all of these classes, considering I think that the brain is extraordinary and totally interesting.

    Mention one college or university that has this related major

    I researched Juilliard for this project, even though it did not relate to psychology. It would be AMAZING if I could study there…

    What did you like best about this career?

    I think this career interests me for several different reasons. I like the fact that I would be trying to help people with their problems, and that I would be able to know so much about our wonderful, amazing brains. I want to major in Theater and minor in Psychology. Taking psychology classes and learning about different people’s behaviors is just what any actress has to do in order to portray any role. What better way than to take psychology?

    *side note*
    The Speech-language Pathologist matched all of my interests, abilities, and values, as well as an Actress (of course)
    The occupation of psychologist actually only matched with my abilities and values, and I really don’t know why my interests didn’t align with that. I think its because it seems more hospital/doctor like and I don’t think I would like to be a nurse or doctor, so that might have played a role in my interests not matching up with psychology.

  45. I want to be an Architect

    1.Architects use computer designing software to make blueprints of buildings. They decide how a building will look and what it needs to be made out of. They consult with clients to see what specifications the building needs to have. They also have to know all the zoning, building and fire codes.

    2. The starting salary for an architect is $43,500 nationally and $41,500 in Texas. With experience, salary is about $84,000 nationally and $86,000 in Texas.

    3. To be an Architect, you must have a 4 year degree in architecture, most states require the degree be obtained from a school of architecture with programs approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Then you have to get your architect’s license and pass the Architect Registration Examination.

    4. Architects need to be creative, good at drawing, good at math, concerned with detail, able to work with computers, an organized leader, able to communicate their ideas and able to accept criticism.

    5. Likes: You get to create things that will last and everyone will see and use,
    You get to solve problems,

    Dislikes: Relatively low pay, long hours, competition for contracts.

    6. An Architect would probably major in:
    Architectural Engineering,
    Architectural Engineering Technology,
    Architectural Environmental Design,
    or just plain Architecture.

    7. Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics, Calculus, and various creative programs including Computer Graphics would be good classes for an Architect.

    8. Schools that offer Architecture include:
    Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, and Baylor University.

    9. I liked that this career was an opportunity for me to be creative and use the right side of my brain and be logical and use the left side of my brain at the same time.

  46. 1. A musician is someone who plays a musical instrument in a band, group, orchestra, or solo. Musicians entertain people in many different settings; in concert halls, theaters, and may record in studios or play on TV or in movies. Musicians can also play in weddings and other special events. Musicians usually specialize in a particular type of music, including jazz, gospel, classical, rock, or blues. Musicians need to practice a lot individually and with their group to gain success.

    2. Nationally, a musician’s starting salary is about $16.15 an hour or $34,000 a year. The outlook is expected to grow about 1.01% a year and with experience, the salary can grow to $59,500 a year.

    3. Musicians must start playing an instrument at an early age. They gain knowledge and experience through participation in bands, orchestras, and ensembles. Additional training may be obtained from a private teacher who will usually help musicians to acquire the necessary skill, knowledge, and the ability to interpret music at a professional level. Further training can be obtained in a college, university, or conservatory where musical theory, music interpretation, composition, conducting, and performance classes may be required.

    4. Musicians need to be talented, creative, and have great instinct while playing their instrument(s). They need to have the ability to perform in front of audiences of different sizes and be poised in their playing. Musicians also need a lot of patience and energy for practicing long hours individually and with other people. A ton of concentration is needed in both practicing and performing. Musicians also need to be able to face competition and handle criticism and rejection from others and endure when they play with irresponsible players.

    5. Musicians may like the appreciation the audience gives after a performance, the chance to put their own ideas into the music they’re playing, working in many different settings, and the ability to travel to many places. Musicians could dislike the long hours of practicing and rejection from auditions. Working irregular hours is also a challenge to some and being away from their home for a long period of time may prove troublesome.

    6. Majors related to this field include singers and prompters. Musicians can also work in the military.

    7. Musicians should take music theory, music performance, and composition classes.

    8. Juilliard, Peabody, and Curtis are some of the most famous and prestigious performing arts colleges.

    9. Besides performing, being able to travel around the world to see new places is something that is very exciting. Meeting new people and making many great friends on different spots on the earth is also great and very important.

  47. For my presentation I said one of the occupations I was considering was to be an . Another thing I am considering to be is a physician.

    1. Work tasks
    You obtain medical records and histories and you examine patients using standard procedures. You order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests. You advise and counsel patients and you may oversee the business aspects of running an office.
    2. Salary and outlook:
    Nationally the starting salary is about $114,000
    The average salary is $158,500 and with experience the salary could be $190,000.
    In Texas however the salaries are higher. The starting salary is $118,500, the average salary is $167,500, and a salary with experience is $201,500. As for the outlook the size of the group of workers is medium. The approximate number of people working as a physician in Texas is 9,920. The size of this group is expected to grow moderately.

    3. Training:
    This job needs four years of college, four years of grad school and three to eight years of internship. There is a liscensing exam and then after a few years of work there is a final exam. Some majors you need to take are General Biology, Chemistry, Pre-Medicine, Medicine Clinical/Graduate Studies

    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field:
    A desire to help patients, a good bedside manner,
    the will to study throughout your career, sincerity, emotional stability, motivation, the ability to make decision in an emergency and the ability to handle the pressure of medical education and pratice.

    5. Likes & dislikes:
    Some likes are: A satisfaction of helping people, the high salary, and the prestige.
    Some dislikes are: The stress that occurs when you are responsible for someone’s life, the years you put into your education, the expense of the ediucation, an unpredictable day, high insurance, the paperwork that occurs when you are dealing with or being managed by a healthcare system.

    6. Majors related to the field:
    These are some related majors:
    Graduate Dentistry
    Medical Laboratory Sciences
    Communication Disorders Sci
    Health Prof
    Pre-Medicine
    Osteopathy

    7. What classes will you take if you major in this area:
    Chemistry, biology, physics and medicine.

    8. Mention one college or university that has this related major:
    One college that has this major is the University of Iowa.

    9. What did you like best about this career?:
    I like how you get to help people.

  48. I chose to be a Navy Fighter Pilot
    1. Some of the tasks that you have to do is navigate the plane, do high speed manuvering for combat situations, plan flight paths, radio the flight tower for landing and take off instructions, and reading the gauge.

    2. The salary for a fighter pilot differs depending on your rank. The higher the rank you are the better your salary is.

    3.You have to have a 4 year degree then you start basic flight training for a year and once you pass basic flight training you go into a year of advanced training which goes into the specific plane you would be piloting.

    4.You have to be in peak physical condition because you have to be the best of the best. You also have to have 20/20 vision or better with out contacts of glasses.

    5.I like how you can see action and all the speed and adreniline rushing through you, it gives alittle excitement in my life. I dislike that you can get shot down and die or crash on an aircraft carrieor and go plummitting into the ocean.

    6.Civilian airplane pilot

    7.Flight school,navigation classes.

    8. Colorado Springs Air force academy.

    9.I Liked how it fitted with my interests and personality. You have to go to school for awhle but at the end its worth it. You can also get a big pension for when you retire.

  49. I chose the occupation of a sports physician.

    1. A sports physician is a person who helps athletes of all ages by giving them physicals. He or she is also expected to know when a patient is to be released. It is also required to keep records on patients to see their progress. A sports physician is also expected to have the want to help cure people.

    2. The salary of a sports physician is pretty good starting at 114,000 and going all the way to 190,000 per year. However, the pay of a sports physician is increasing moderately at a rate of 1.9%.

    3. The recommended education for a sports physician is graduate work. It is also recommended to have taken biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, health, economics and physics. Many say that volunteering in hospitals and at residents with people with life long illnesses is also a good idea.

    4. It is recommended to have a desire to want to help people to be a sports physician. Self-motivation is also something that is seen to help someone who wants to be a sports physician succeed. Most importantly, the person must be emotionally stable and able to make decisions in emergencies.

    5. Studies show that some sports physicians like being able to feel the accomplishment when they help an injured player as well as the social status of their job. However some dislike the long and irregular hours as well as the lengthy time it takes to become a physician.

    6. Some majors that would be useful in this career include biology, chemistry, health and physics.

    7. If I decide to go into this field, I would take chemistry and physics.

    8. Duke University is supposed to have one of the best medical schools.

    9. My favorite thing about this career was being able to have the satisfaction of a job well-done.. The salary is definitely a plus as well.

  50. The work consists of both pill counting and another field where you advise the doctors upon medical reactions based on combinations of medication the patient is taking. The salary is between $72,000 and $110,000 a year which is rather high. You have to get a 4-year degree but it is recommended that you get a doctoral or a masters. You have to be able to talk with people and give clear instructions, I like the talking part but not so much the instructions. Some of the majors are biology and chemistry. I will need 2 take A&P in high school as well as chemistry and finish with my biology class this year. I want to go to the University of Dallas which has an extremely good pharmaceutical school. I liked the fact that I can make a lot of money by doing something relatively easy for me.

  51. Financial Manager

    Work tasks- The work task include dealing with how the companies money is spent then also show the executives how much is being spent in certain areas and figuring out how to improve the budget.

    Salary and outlook- $79,000(beginning salary) – $123,000(experienced salary) a year or $38.00 – $59.25 per hour is the salary.

    Training- You will need to go to college and get a bachelor’s degree in some related field.

    Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field- Understand how business works and how a good business runs, look and understand information very quickly (be able to analyze data), be able to think creatively to solve problems, work independently and use good judgement to solve problems and be able to manage and motivate a staff but you will also have to be able to “get the RIGHT people on the bus and the WRONG people off the bus” (Jim Collins’s book GOOD TO GREAT).

    Likes & dislikes- People of this business like the fact of good pay and benefits also the feeling of importance and you work with all sorts of people. People of this business don’t like how you work long hours and the competition for your job makes you work harder for the same amount of money and you have to self motivate yourself.

    Majors related to the field- A business degree of some kind will help you in this field.

    What classes will you take if you major in this area- Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and many math classes.

    Mention one college or university that has this related major- TCU

    What did you like best about this career?
    I’m really into dealing with money and I love being the boss of some kind even if I’m not the highest paying job in the company.

  52. I chose to be a nutritionist.

    -Work Tasks: Help individuals and groups select healthy foods and make meals. Teach others about nutrition, food, fitness, and health. Work for food services, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, restaurants, health clubs, the military, prisons, and food companies. Work with menus, diets, recipes, chefs, healthcare staff, food service equipment, medical records, lab and testing equipment, and computers. Work one on one with people and set up a plan custom designed for that specific patient and help them with their issues.

    -Salary and outlook: The salary for being a nutritionist is between $37,000 to $56,000. I believe this salary has the potential for expansion due to this fields variety and the possibility of a new company. The projected growth is moderate at 0.9% to 1.9%.

    -Training: To be a nutritionist you need to have a 4 year degree. To be successful and more experienced doing community volunteer work for hospitals, health clinics, or homes for people with long-term illnesses. You also need to be skilled at sciences and have that as part of your background.

    -Desirable qualities: You need to be a good people person, being a nutritionist you need to be able to work well one on one with your clients to help them with their issues. You need to have a background in science and technology and be in the medical technology field. You also need to have a background with food and health.

    -Likes: I like how this career works off my strengths involving my passion for food and my ability to work well one on one with people. This job also has a lot of diversity and is pretty flexible also with the occasional travel.
    Dislikes: The salary is low to be a very dependent person but theres room for growth due to the variety and the option of owning your own business.

    – Majors: No recommended majors but recommended high school course are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Health, and Economics in a college preparatory program.

    -Classes: Biology and Organic Chemistry.
    -College: TCU
    – It combines my passion for food/cooking and also plays off my strengths in the fact of working with people. Also, this job is very flexible and has potential growth.

  53. Surgeon

    1. Work tasks: To be a typical surgeon, you have to be able to operate on a human body internally. This includes repairing the damage area(s) in/on the body, replace any damaged part(s) in/on the human body, remove disease from the body and to be able to provide solutions to human health problems. Further details would depend on what type of surgeon someone wants to be.
    2. Salary: The starting salary is $204,500 per year nationally and 217,500 in Texas. Self-employed surgeons have higher median incomes than do salaried surgeons. Surgeons also usually have the highest earnings of all physicians. In 2006, the employment outlook for a surgeon is that it has a projected growth per year is 1.41%. The average growth for all occupations is 1.0% and the number of new jobs per year is 800. The size is medium and is expected to grow moderately.
    3. Training: The minimum amount of training is graduate work.
    4. Desirable personal qualities for someone in the field: Some of the desirable personal qualities for someone that is a surgeon are making decisions in emergencies as well as making critical decisions quickly without going under stress. Someone must be calm, composed, and emotionally stable and mature. Someone also needs to be able to take on great responsibility, keep up with advances in medical science, have excellent use of their hands and have a desire to serve the sick and injured.
    5. Likes and dislikes: The likes of being a surgeon are having a high income, being able to help people, the option of being self-employed, the prestige of the career, and a personally and professionally fulfilling career. The dislikes of being a surgeon is that there are too many years of studying, the weight of having an enormous amount of responsibility, being on call 24 hours a day which can cause a lot of stress, and long and irregular work hours.
    6. Majors related to the field: Surgeon and Tree Surgeon(arborist)
    7. Classes to Take: Biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, health, and economics in a college preparatory program
    8. College: American College of Surgeons
    9. What did you like best about this career? The possibility of discovering something that no one else had.

  54. The job I chose to look at was a Registered Nurse (or RN for short.)

    1) As an RN, no matter what specialty I chose or where I worked, I would be doing basic tasks such as treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. I could also be recording patients’ medical histories and symptoms, helping to perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operating medical machinery, administering treatment and medications, and helping with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. I would teach patients and their families how to manage whatever illness or injury they were dealing with, and may even provide grief counseling to them.

    2) The starting salary for an RN is $48,000, the average is $60,000, and with experience I could make up to$74,000. There are A LOT of RNs in the world. The average size of occupational categories is 47,000, and nurses weigh in at 2,468,300. Yeah. The projected growth per year is 2.34% and 57,800 new jobs open up per year.

    3) The three major educational roads to becoming an RN are a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN), and a diploma. Those with a four year degree (that would be the BSN) have a much broader range of opportunities. Even more so with those with graduate work. To get a nursing license, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN.

    4) Desirable qualities include: a strong desire to help others, a caring and sympathetic nature, an ability to work with people, an ability to accept responsibility, good judgment, emotional stability, an ability to follow orders precisely, an ability to know when consultation is needed, initiative, an ability to work under pressure,(uh-0h.) and an ability to think and act quickly.(…)

    5) RNs tend to like helping others, being part of the healthcare field, good employment opportunities, the challenge and variety of their work, and the many areas of specialization available. They disliked working evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, working under pressure, (amen!) the stress from working with human suffering, the risks involved in taking care of people with infectious diseases, other dangers posed by radiation, chemicals, and anesthetics, being on their feet a lot, and the possibility of back or other injuries from physically demanding work.

    6) Majors relating to this field are nursing (registered nurse training) and public health.

    7) Majoring in Nursing- Registered Nurse Training means there is a possibility of me taking human anatomy, human development, organic chemistry, human physiology, biology, microbiology, sociology, psychology, mental health nursing, introduction to nursing practice, nursing care of children, nursing care of adults, nursing care of older adults, nursing ethics, and nutrition.
    In Public Health, I may take general chemistry, biology, psychology, health care and medical ethics, modern health information practice, community health, design of public health studies, occupational and industrial health, human services management, control of infectious diseases, environment and health, toxicology, human resource development: principles and practices, rural health and community action, public health administration, biostatistics, and the U.S. healthcare system.

    8) TCU offers Nursing- Registered Nurse Training and only three universities in Texas offer Public Health, one of which is UT Medical Branch in Galveston.

    9) Well, I’ve always wanted to work with people and every aptitude test I’ve ever taken has suggested that I do so. I’ve tossed around different ideas of what I specifically want to do with people, including being a doctor, a psychologist, and a psychiatrist, and this is just my latest interest. But I don’t know this one seems really interesting. I really enjoy taking care of people, especially when they’re sick. Medical stuff really interests me and I’m always asking about it trying to learn about different diseases and things like that. Plus I would love to work where what I do makes a difference to someone. I’m just in pursuit of what makes me truly happy.

  55. GRAPHIC ARTIST.

    1) Graphic designers consider all of their surroundings and social factors in planning desgins for a customer or context. They mainly use computers with design software to create a layout of their design. They create almost everything you could think of, like promotional displays, logos for complanies, CD covers, billboards, and even book jackets. THey always need to be able to meet the clients’ need though, it’s not just a free for all art project.

    2)The national average of this salary is 51,00, in Texas you can earn 50,000 a year at average but in more urban areas like New York you could earn more than 61,000 a year. The more urban areas will have higher pay because they probablly have a higher need for graphic designers and advertising work.

    3) You will need artistic ability to succeed in this career and also a good portfolio to show what your work is like. Also training in computer design techniques is becoming more and more important for the job. You will also need a 4 year degree.

    4)To be a graphic artist you need to be creative and imaginitive to think of ideas for your clients that are new, that will get peoples’ attention.You will also need to be artistic because it will no use to have a great idea and no way to display it . Self discipline is also necessary for this career because you will have to push yourself to meet deadlines. You will always have to be able to get your ideas across in drawings so you have to be able to draw and you will need to always be open to new ideas for your customers. It’s also important that you are good at working alone .

    5)This job has alot of advantages but just as many disadvantages. Some good things are you don’t necessarily have to be in an office, which is always good for your creative flow, and you get to work independently which is easier when it comes to art, and you also get to make really cool designs that hopefully alot of people will see.
    Some bad things are having your desgins rejected, that always hurts as an artist, and hav ing long hours to meet deadlines, and you might be underpressure to meet your client’s needs or it could be hard to find new clients to keep an income, and it’s always a challenge trying to keep up with all the new technology and computer software.

    6) A bachelors degree in graphic design, art, fine art, illustration, or most related art majors work for it .

    7)I would take graphic design because I truly love it working on the computers, and I think it is so much fun to have no limits, because now if you can’t draw it by hand, I can easily create it in the computer through photoshop. I already have taken a graphic design class at the college I want to attend, and it was seriously more than I could ever imagine it being. It was so much and you really have the world at your fingertips. It’s just a great feeling.

    8) I want to go to SCAD or OTIS, they arer both amazing art schools, and they both have good reputations. SCAD is located in Savannah, Georgia, which is a beautiful city, everybody is so artistic there on and off campus, and it has such a great creative flow there. I visited and the classes are amazing the art work is insane, and the ideas just come at you and never end. It feels like anything is possible, when you’re there because all the art work is unimaginable. They have an amazing graphic design class, and SCAD is one of the top colleges for art in the U.S.

    9)I like the fact that I can help peoples’ visions become reality. They might not know how to explain what they want, or what they imagine, so it’s my job to do my best to create it for them. I love that my work could be displayed anywhere, its so public! It’s also awesome because I could incorporate my photography into my work, allowing my work to be more personal and unique. This job is fun for me , and has endless possibilities.

  56. Late reply

    One of the occupations that I’m considering to be when I become an adult is a radiologist.

    Work Tasks-Radiologists are people who diagnose and treat abnormal growths in the human body, such as tumors and cancer, by using x-rays and radiation. They can also give their patients radiopaques to bee able to see inside their bodies on fluorescent screens.

    Salary/Outlook-Radiologists are probably one of the most highest paying jobs in the U.S, being payed about $200,000 to $350,000 with experience. There are an average amount of people that have occupied this career and it’s only expected to grow at an average rate of 1.9%. Radiologists will be able to receive more and more jobs with the continuing growth of the health industry and the advancement of technology.

    Training-To be a radiologist one has to have graduated from a medical school, pass an exam for a license, and have at least four years in medical graduate school. Most of them are also certified by the board.

    Desirable Qualities-A radiologist has to be able to make split second decisions in case of an emergency, must want to help their patients out, and be emotionally stable. The also have to sleep well, have good communications skills with other people, and be able to constantly study to keep in check with the advancements in medical technology.

    Likes/Dislikes-A radiologist might like the feeling of helping others, a comfortable working environment, good pay, and the challenges that they come across throughout their career.
    Some radiologists might not like the responsibility of the life of their patients, the expensive tuition cost of going to medical school, high insurance, or being in emergencies and having last minute changes to their schedules.

    Related Majors-Most majors related to this occupation have to do with the military, such as a nuclear medicine officer or a therapeutic radiologist but there are many more examples.

    Classes-The classes I would have to take in order to become a radiologist are biology, chemistry, medicine, and physiology.

    College-Harvard College is a school that’s infamous for their law and medicine programs.

    What I liked best-What I liked the most about this career was the possibility of being able to cure something like cancer, a disease that currently has no cure and takes many peoples lives every year. Being able to find the cure to a disease like that would really make me happy and will make a significant impact on the whole of mankind.

  57. Late reply

    I want to look at being a fashion artist

    1. work tasks:
    There are many tasks that go into this job. One is that you need to know how to draw clothes and do painting. You need to be good at sketching fashions designs for mannequins and catalogs and models. You must learn to portray clothes in a sense that makes people want to buy them. You must be good at using paper,pencils, photographs, working with models, clothing samples, and computer. Lastly you will work in a studio or in a hotel when you will travel to shows.

    2. The salary is usually around 37,000-54,000 a year. My outlook on fashion is amazing i love it and have all my life i always wanted to be a designer and have my clothes in a window.

    3. Training for this job will take graduating high school. You need a 4 year degree. Courses you would want to consider taking in high school are geometry, algebra, chemistry, drawing, life science, and maybe computer science. I have taken most of these.

    4. Personal qualities for this major will be art. Another will be creative ideas and having good ideas. Also it helps to be good with photography. Lastly it helps to be really good under pressure.

    5. Likes of this major is i have loved it my whole life and it is a really fun job it sounds like. Also love being creative and i could put that to good use every day if i did this as a job. A major dislike is the pay is not good. Also this industry is a hit or miss your either really good or its a waste because its a real up and down business.

    6. The majors related to it are artist, tailor, fashion model, quick sketch artists, and a graphic designer.

    7. Classes to take are english for explaining things in complete sentences.
    Math for measurements, angles and cuts. Also simple equations. Lastly science for tables, charts and graphs. And reading for important inforamton.

    8. Colleges: would be TCU, Texas Tech, NYU, Duke, Stanford, and art institute of Dallas.

    9. What i liked best is being able to go to work everyday ready to work but doing it because i would love it and i could look so cute every day i mean what girl wouldn’t want to dress to their best every day!!!

  58. I had chosen the Neurosurgeon for what I would like to become.

    1. Neurosurgeons help stop the spread of disease in the brain and they also make sure the body is functioning correctly. They analyze their patients and make sure that what they are going to do is the best treatment available for that specific patient. They then consult the family of the patient and explain the procedure. They must also be able to work with other colleagues in procedures and other events.

    2. The salary made by a neurosurgeon is pretty high. They make around $200,000 to $350,000 with experience. In Texas, Neurosurgeons make from $217,000 to $370,000 and there are 4,820 Neurosurgeons in Texas.

    3. Surgeons have to be licensed to practice medicine. They must go to graduate school for 4 years. They have to complete up to 7 years of graduate medical education.

    4. The desirable qualities of a Neurosurgeon are to want to serve and help the sick and injured, be responsible for their actions, have great use of their hands, be able to make quick decisions, and study throughout their career to keep up with all of the new technologies and sciences.

    5. Likes: Serving the sick, high salaries, and a fulfilling career.
    Dislikes: Expensive and a long education, being extremely responsible, long hours, be on call 24/7.

    6. Science is very important when it comes to being a Neurosurgeon. Majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology are all important.

    7. I would take Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology when getting into this occupation.

    8. Texas Tech University is supposed to have a great medical department.

    9. I like the fact that I am helping people out. I really appreciate giving back to people. I also enjoy science greatly. I like learning about the body, the functions, how life works, and what goes on inside a body throughout a lifetime.

  59. 1. Practice constantly, work with other people, take any level of criticism, give and take advice.
    2. Growing due to growing interest in music business. Unstable business. Salary starts around $30,000 per year and can go above $1,000,000 per year.
    3. Vocal training and understanding of music theory.
    4. Good voice, identify music, amiable, respectable.
    5. Making music, recognition, paparazzi in your face, unstable business.
    6. Music Theory, Music Business, Songwriting
    7. Music Theory, Business, Production, Composition
    8. Belmont University
    9. I really enjoy music. It’s fun to make songs with intruments and your voice.

  60. I picked Foreign Service Officer.

    1. Work Tasks: A foreign service officer does a variety of different tasks depending on their assignment. Basicaly they staff all U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and other diplomatic missions. They perform administrative, economic, consular, political, and public relations work in support of U.S. foreign policy.

    2. A foreign service officer’s average starting salary is $126, 000 a year, or $60.50 an hour. The average salary for a foreign service officer is $164,500 a year, or $79 an hour. For a foreign service officer with experience the average salary is $203,500 a year, or $97.75 an hour. There are 299, 500 foreign service officer positions with a projected growth of .2% or 600 jobs, meaning strong competition for existing jobs.

    3. No specific training is needed to be a foreign service officer. There is no specific education needed nor is there a necissary certification or licensing. Canidate must be 21 and pass a written and oral test and pass medical and security clearances.

    4. Tact, integrity and amicability are important personal qualities for a foreign service officer to have. A foreign service officer should also have very good communication and writting skills, be able to work well under pressure and in emergencies, and be able to work anywhere. A foreign service officer should also have a strong dedication to public service.

    5. Likes are pride and fufilment from representing the United States and protecting U.S. interests overseas, variety of work, working with people, prestige, traveling and living abroad, and experiencing different living conditions in other countries. Dislikes include working in small and/or remote countries with harsh climates, health hazards, and other discomforts, and the stress of having to move every two to four years.

    6. No specific major leads to a foreign service degree, related majors include: buisness, economics, law, history, journalism, international relations, and language majors.

    7. Classes to take include: english, history, government, international relations, geography, management, economics, public administration, political science, languages, and international trade.

    8. Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and profession degrees in history.

    9. What I like best about this career is that it just seems to fit me. To be able to travel, work with other countries, and experience life overseas sounds great. On top of that it pays well, allows you to do something important in service of your country, and requires the kind of education that I would like to pursue.

  61. Student Response #1

    I decided to respond to Student 31, with mentions to several other students:

    Well, as I scrolled through the dozens of entries, I was looking for the most unique one. I saw doctor, doctor, psychologist, computer programmer, doctor… and then, all of a sudden, in all caps, TV PROGRAM WRITER! I was shocked and intrigued by such enthusiasm directed at a career that quite honestly seemed rather unusual. As I read, I was awed at your devotion to the English subject. Writing is obviously something that you’re passionate about, and that sort of devotion is something I can respect. For some reason, it’s really refreshing to see that some people chose jobs that they know isn’t a stable or high paying career, but it’s something that they love and that’s good enough. I can really identify with that. I saw a lot of other people that picked jobs that were similar, such as actors, artists and illustrators, musicians, and others. I’m not trying to belittle careers that are stable and have high paying salaries. I just like to read about the careers that seem to play a smaller part in everyday life, the careers that most people don’t really think about.

  62. Student Response #2

    I am responding to student 57.

    I respect your decision and your interest in fashion. I do believe that it is important to love what you are doing, no matter the circumstance. The saying that as long as you are happy at your job, you will never truly be working does have some truth in it. While this is my honest opinion, I disagree with your comment about every girl wanting to look cute and dress their best everyday. I find dressing up to be a bother and usually, when I try to shop for clothes for a professional, formal outfit, I find that many items available to young women are extremely disappointing. It is almost impossible to find something professional to wear without having to be extremely uncomfortable and most of the time, frankly inappropriate. I hope that if you follow your aspirations that you may be able to help me and others of similar opinions out. The type of clothing necessary for the professional world must be appropriate, and I am afraid to say that many items offered to women today do not even come close to meeting this standard.

  63. Student Response #3

    Response to Student #21.

    This entry caught my eye for two reasons. It is one of the four entries for radiologists out of all of them if I’m not mistaken. I’m also very interested in Radiology. That is probably the field I would go into if I went into a medical field. Unfortunately the medical field requires too much schooling, almost half of your life if you’re lucky, you’re too busy, you can be sued for malpractice, and you have to use almost half your salary for insurance. You touched on most of these cons and also gave some good pros too. The best one is just helping people with serious problems. I want to help people too but I would rather not go to school as long, and help the whole of humanity by doing something that doesn’t bring me face to face with the people I am helping. I don’t think I could take that. However, I like Radiology in that I think it would be cool to work with X- Rays and I am fascinated with Radioactive Chemistry and Radioactivity in general, I’m guessing you must be too or you wouldn’t want to go into this field.

    I think it’s cool what you mean about seeing the human body in a piece of paper, but I don’t understand what you mean by seeing the “true body.” Does that mean you want to see the skeletal structure or the organ structure? Also when you’re a Radiologist can’t you work from home sometimes too, that would be cool.

  64. Student Response #4

    I am responding to student #15

    Pathology was something I was considering until I realized I’m not a big fan of dead bodies. I still think it’s really cool though. To get to discover diseases would actually be pretty fun in my opinion. I already want to go into something in the medical field, so the school was a given, so that really wouldn’t bug me. I think this is a great way to help people, because you can discover new things about diseases. I guess it would be frustrating when you don’t get the results you need, but when you do find something interesting it has to feel great. If I went into this career, I would start a new branch of only alive people pathology. I also liked the fact that you aren’t on call. Because that would get really tiring.

  65. Student Response #4

    I am responding to Student #9

    I have heard of an oceanographer before and was amazed to see what they do. I thought being able to observe the oceans that are 75% of our Earth. To see how water moves in contrast with the moon always made me curious on how that could happen. It is a pretty good job and you get to travel to the sea a lot. You also get to see and observe the sea life in the ocean. An oceanographer has amazed me. An awesome job to have

  66. Student Response #5

    I am responding to Student 14.

    I think it would be awesome to be a photographer– I had not really thought about the cool factor until I read this entry. There could be a lot of diversity to the places which you travel and the pictures you take. Some of the countries and places you would see would be mind-boggling. I think photographers are some of the most interesting people because of the experiences they have and the people they meet. Plus, I like how the student said they would be able to live off their favorite hobby. It is really cool when someone takes something they have loved to do since they were a child and do it successfully for their entire life. Photography would be interesting because while you still have to be talented and creative, you do not have to be artistic in the normal sense of the word.

  67. Student Response #6

    I respond for #7

    I first look at it, I think that was interesting, because being an FBI agent was my dream when I was first grade, because every time I saw the movie, the police always kill the bad person, and that was the hero in my heart always think the police will saved us in the danger. But when I grow up my idea was totally different, because when I saw the movie actually the police didn’t do anything, they just eating donuts on the police car and always let the bad person go. So being a police was not my dream anymore, so take care of yourself I don’t think you will be the agent that I just said. 🙂

  68. Student Response #7

    I am responding to student number 4.

    The job of illustrator really caught my eye when I was scrolling through the job explanations, and it is a very interesting entry. The arts have always been exposed to me through singing and acting and though exposed to sketching and drawing I’ve always been terrible at it. And so the fact that a student has enough love for this field to seek a job in it is very admirable. Art is very difficult and to truly see scenes and people in a way that allows art to be created is a gift.

    I have been reading and learning more about the art of sketching in a book, “Drawing the Right side of the Brain.” ***[ link from Mr. Long to the author’s site; well worth checking out! http://www.drawright.com/ ] ***

    This book has truly helped me see that sketching is not all about talent or a God given gift but rather an ability to shift your perspective of the world in order to express yourself through the way you interpret scenes. In learning this I have developed a new view art, in that now I look for the artist in their paintings and sketches besides just allowing the art take me away. So not only is it praise worthy that this student wants to do something that is low paying simply for the love of it, but its also so admirable that they have the ability to fearlessly express themselves through their view of the world. It is now evident to me why art is so moving, because every picture began as a sketch and every sketch leads you into a persons mind. To allow people to see into the deepest parts of your heart and mind is amazing and I completely respect and admire this student’s career choice.

  69. Student Response #8

    I am responding to Student # 60

    I read through a few of the entries above and the one that caught my eye was Foreign Service Officer. I think it would be awesome to work overseas, but still ultimately be working for the USA. It would be awesome to get to see life for people all across the world. It would also be interesting to visit amazing countries and see everything they have to offer! I think for me though the face that lately in some remote countries violence has occurred near us embassies. That would worry me a bit, but in most countries this would not happen. So I think for me the good things would out weigh the bad for me. I think this is definitely a job I will look into now.

  70. Student Response #11

    I’m responding to Student #4

    I am impressed by how apparent your enthusiasm for art and writing come through in this blog. It is refreshing to read how illustrating is also your hobby. You seem very clear on what you want to do professionally. Unlike myself, I am not absolutely sure what specific field I want to go into. However you seem completely and wholly dedicated to the humanities. I also sense a true honesty in your writing. My favorite line from your blog is, “I would be in heaven all my life if I got to do [art] as my job.”

    I also think it was interesting how your Interest Inventories indicated you were best suited for the medical and engineering sciences, however it is obvious your heart lies in the artistic and literary sciences. You seem to be more motivated by doing something that truly inspires you instead of what the projected compensation for your chosen profession is. Your last line resonates loudly as you write … “Better poor and happy than miserable and rich!” I suspect with your devotion, you will be content AND financially successful!

  71. I am responding to student number 14. I

    have always wanted to be a photographer because i have loved taking pictures my whole life. I love that one of the good colleges you chose is NYU because that is one of my top schools to look at. I also love being creative and your job sounds so much fun. The salary isn’t the greatest but i think that if you work hard enough you could make a god amount of money. I also love when you say a picture is worth a thousand words. That saying is really strong and especially if you take it farther than just writing it down. I bet whoever wrote this is really good at picture taking and is probably going to do very well.

    Good Luck!!!! thanks for letting me read it and let me comment.

  72. Student Response #13

    Responding to student #19

    Nice career choice. It looks like you will do quite well in the near future. hopefully you will enjoy what you do. I am glad to hear you are trying to to find some cures to diseases to help other people. I am glad you like helping people. You will live a happy life later on. You could go on a lot of vacations if you choose to follow this path. Nice salary, very nice.

  73. Student Response #14

    I am responding to student number eight.

    I was really moved by this entry because of when you said you want to help people. It was really cool how you talked about if you were to go into this field you would love it and how that is very important to you. I agree whole heartedly. Like you, I love CSI and I think it’s really cool how the scientists put together all of the pieces of the puzzle and catch the bad guy. I never thought about this being a profession and the fact that you want to be this is so cool! I personally have never heard of Pace University but the fact that it is in NYC is awesome. I wish you all the luck in the world at succeeding as a forensic scientist. I know you’ll be a wonderful scientist based off of your obvious passion and want to be a forensic scientist. Good luck 🙂

  74. Student Response #15

    I am responding to Student #7

    I respect and admire your career choice. As you mentioned, this country needs good FBI agents. I like that you mentioned that “honesty” and “responsibility” as needed traits, but I couldn’t help but feel that you might be flippant about it. Can you simply conclude that “I got a whole mess of both?” I think law enforcement officers run into a lot of ethical dilemmas that require thoughtful consideration to all sides of the matter. I don’t think it’s as simple as “track down a killer and kill him back.” It depends on who you define as “killer,” and whether you can legally and ethically “kill him back.” It’s not just guns. Your newfound authority better be used for “to protect and to serve,” buddy! Hopefully, you will learn all that at training. Anyway, I am glad that someone who loves this country like you is truly enthusiastic about law enforcement and serving the country.

  75. Student Response #16

    I’m responding to Student #38.

    I was scrolling down, and there were just the same old jobs. There were some different ones but none seemed to really interest me. Then I saw yours a helicopter pilot. Now thats a cool sounding job, and I like helicopters. Mostly Black Hawks, Seaknights, Apaches, and Cobras. Now yours was differnt than others, but what really makes me like your job is because its a military job. I’m thinking about joining the military to become a medic (or infantry), and maybe we may see each other. If you are going to fly a helicopter for the military then make sure you give me air support if you are flying an attack helicopter. Otherwise if you are a transport helicopter then make sure you drop me safely into the hot spots. I also like the fact its a challenging job that requires good vision, which I think is important because you need to be aware whats going on and make quick decisions (like drop flares). Anyway I like your job, and if you are going to fly for the military you better give air support, or you better drop me into the hot spots safely.

  76. Student Response #17

    I am replying to student #57.

    I am replying to this because if I wasn’t set on being an elementary teach my next choice would be a fashion artist. I agree with the student because I love clothes and putting outfits together too! It would be like playing dress up everyday. 😀 It would also be fun to go to the fashion capitols of the world like Paris, Milan, and New York City. The only thing that is keeping me from this ocupation is I cant draw at all, and alot of the work in this job is sketching and drawing. I also am not really a computer person and that has to do alot with this job too. I hope student #57 goes far with this job and has their own line one day because they seem really dedicated and determined to go far in achieving their goals!

  77. Student Response #18

    I am responding to Student #20.

    Not only was I interested in your choice of career (not many other students chose this, and it’s a career I’m interested in myself), but I loved the passion you showed for it. You didn’t just say, “I want to be famous!” or something monotonous like that. Avoiding working in an office is actually something I’m interested in too–I dunno anyone who would really aspire to that, but some people have to. Variety is also something I’m interested in, which you mentioned. Having a flexible schedule and having control of your life sounds amazing. As for traveling…who WOULDN’T want to travel and see different parts of America/the world? It sounds so awesome. So I completely agree with you. But I especially loved your last sentence, “I want to experience what the world has to offer, and I want to offer what I have to the world.” To me, that was creative but also came straight from your heart.

  78. Student Response #19

    I’m responding to student #4

    Being an illustrator and an author is one of the few jobs that I plan or want to do later in my life or something to do on the side of my main job. I like to draw although it might be hard to believe since I do not draw very often or take an art class. I would do it in my free time but I do not have that much free time. I do not think that I will have to worry meeting deadlines for my art because I will not really be doing it to get paid for but rather as something to do for recreation/my own enjoyment. I also do not think I would be able to make the deadline since I am a bit of a perfectionist and it takes me forever to get an artwork completed. I also like the idea of not depending on someone for a job. Thus, my main career that I plan to go into is definitely one where I can be independent and do not have to rely on anyone. My mom is in multiple fields in business and is not dependant on anyone to get her way which is probably why I am strongly against being dependent on someone else to do anything.

  79. Student Response #20

    I am replying to student #3.

    I think that a Neuro Radiologist sounds actually quite cool. I also want to go into the medical field so this is actually quite helpful for me. I think it would be quite cool to get to look through x-rays all day because it doesn’t sound all that hard. I also think it would be cool because I think everyone at some point in their lives has liked the way x-rays look. If anyone went into this field I don’t think money would ever be a problem with them. The amount of school is not that much different from what field I am thinking of going into so if I ever decided to change my mind it wouldn’t be a huge shift. I am not so sure this job is for me, however, because I don’t think I’m very good at making split second decisions. I am in no way discouraging this job for anyone and I actually think that it would be a fun job to have, but it’s just not for me.

  80. Student Response #20

    I am responding to student #5:

    I really like the detailed information that you brought out for a dentist. I had known about some of the facts that you stated, but obviously there’s so much more to learn about the job. For the job, I like the fact that you are able to choose your schedule and what works for you. That’s a very flexible job in my opinion. Not very many jobs give you that big of a choice. I really like that a big part of being a dentist requires a large amount of understanding sciences. I really enjoy science and learning about science so I might just look into this a bit more.

  81. Student Response #21

    I responding to student #23

    The reason I choose student 23 is because it is my dream when I was young. It doesn’t really matter about the money they make. People will like to read your story if you really work hard. We can see many successful writers in the world. They all have their own live experience and their book is always fun to read. When I was young I wish to be a writer and that people all over the world recognize me. But it takes too much time on writing, so I give up. I hope you won’t give up and to be what you want.

  82. Student Response #22

    I am responding to Student #25:

    What I liked most about this entry was their reason to want to get into this field. When I hear people around me talking about wanting to go into medicine, their reasons usually revolve around the large income. This is one of the first times a want doesn’t revolve around money or status. They simply want to help people.

    They understand the long hours, the grief they’d face, and how hard it would be to reach the level of attending. However, they accept these because of their want to help people. They’d be willing to work hard to help cure cancer and help “families avoid the loss of a loved one.”

    I really respect this entry and the student behind it. I am sure if they decided to go into this field, they would make a great oncologist.

  83. Student Response #23

    I am responding to student #5

    First off, I have to say this is one of the blogs that gave the most information in lamens terms which is a term I understand! You made it easy to understand what a dentist does which is bizzare sounding because you would think that being a dentist is something you know all about, I know I did. For example, I didn’t know a dentist needs to be so up on sciences and calculus! I really didn’t even expect math to be a factor in dentistry also dentists make way more money that I thought.

    The reason your intry stood out to me is because I love teeth. Having braces and going to the orthodontist a lot made me hate them, but when I got my braces off I was astounded because my teeth looked great. It really made me think about how much precision must go into seeing that they are in the correct place. I definetly love teeth and wanting to go into the medical field already, I don’t think the extra schooling or cost of schooling will bother me much. If my blooming career in pathology doesn’t work out, dentistry is definetly something I would consider : ).

    Student response #4, I thought your idea of only alive people pathology is hilarious.

  84. Student Response #24

    In response to Student 1:

    Psychology is one of the other majors that I’m looking into and I’m glad that someone else in my grade has an interest towards it. I’ve always been fascinated with the human mind, especially concepts dealing with what causes people to make certain decisions, things like that. I agree with your thinking that Psychology will be able to help all sorts of people. Since it’s something that can deal with any sort of mental condition. The only thing that would make me reconsider this career would be the work schedule. Unlike you, I don’t think I’ll be able to deal with being constantly alert for last minute meetings with clients. Sure it can be exciting, after the first few week, but then I think it would just start to wear you out. I don’t think I would want to spend the rest of my life without getting enough sleep. I wish you well on the future of your career.

  85. Student Response #25

    I am responding to Student #1

    I think this would be such an amazing job! I have also taken an interest in the psychology field and I think it would be a great occupation to have. I think you’re also doing it for the right reasons. The fact that you want to help people impresses me, especially because so many people are saying they want to be doctors, and most of them just want the salary that comes with it. It also sounds like you would be committed to the job since you wouldn’t mind being on call. That is something I applaud you for. I know I would not be able to handle the constant pressure of being on call. I respect your choice to want to be a psychologist, and hope you do well in this field if you pursue it!

  86. Student Response #26

    I am responding to Student #39.

    I hope you love arguing, because a lawyer is a great occupation for that. This is a job I am considering heavily because my mom always tells me I argue too much. Anything and everything she says I give a rebuttal to. Although this career discovery project probably didn’t have us pick jobs we’d take extremely seriously, a lawyer is a job to take in with much consideration. My mom knows a few lawyers, and she tells me about the job since I’ve expressed interest in that field in the past. Most lawyers are cold, calculating, and sarcastic. Arguing all the time in court and defending and attacking other people can eventually affect your personality. In addition, lawyers sometimes face moral dilemmas, when they know the person they are defending or were hired to defend is actually guilty. For this reason, if you are going to go for a lawyer as your occupation, I recommend becoming a lawyer who specializes in attacking child abuse cases.

  87. Student Response #27

    Im responding to student 20:

    Oh my gosh, do you know that I reread this person’s career thingy like 8x?! Its crazy, really. AND, I read their last paragraph, #9 like a GAZILLION times! I love music, its a passion of mine, (im listening to my ipod right now) along with animals, but I know that I dont want to pursue it. (But if I just happen to get discovered in my vet shop one day, hey, I’ll take that too!) :D…um, anyways, I was totally excited reading this, I guess because its something I have in common with this person. I love music, and I take it seriously. Im in choir at school, and at my church. And I know this person is committed to his or her music, and I applaude you for that. Dont give up on your music, and I wish you luck with your future!

  88. Student Response #28

    I am responding to student #55!

    This entry really caught my eye because several of my cousins have gone into the field of graphic design. I also wanted to be a graphic designer when I was younger. I really like the variety a GD has to choose from. Whether you want to make web sites of billboards is what I like. Although the salary is a little low, the ability to work from home is a major plus. The reason I turned away from wanting to become a GD was the creativity required for the field. I feel that after a period of time I would run out of ideas and be out of job.

  89. Student Response #29

    I am responding to Student #45.

    I feel architecture is a perfect field if you want to use both sides of the brain, I actually loved the way you phrased that. I never have thought of a career that could give you the chance to be both creative and logical at the same time. You would have to be a very diverse person to fit the qualities for the career though, but I think you got it covered. I use to want to be an architect when I was younger because I thought it would be really cool to design houses and buildings and all that stuff, but later on I found out how much math and planning really goes into it all and I decided there was no way I could do that. The fact that you could balance this career creatively and logically is amazing, I really respect that, and I think that you picked an awesome career fitting to your needs.

  90. Student Response #30

    I am responding to #20.

    “Music is the only thing that makes sense anymore…” -Across the Universe

    I think that is really cool. All of the arts fascinate me. I think it’s one of best ways to get a message across that can influence everyone a little bit differently with the same concept.

    I have thought many times about learning how to play a guitar or any musical instrument and travel the nation, just playing on the sidewalks. I would very much LOVE doing that. If sharing with people is my passion, why not do that, you know? I think we would all appreciate life and really understand what it actually is if we just forget about that destruction of society called money.

    Dude, pursue what your passion is, and always use it for what you think it’s meant for…

  91. Student Response #31

    I am responding to student #60.

    I think it would be so cool to have this occupation. It allows you to interact with the world around you, as oppossed to being closed inside our tight little compact world. You would get to see how other countries are off and how they see your country. The pay is also good. It also seems like it would be easy for anyone to come about doing. Also, if it seems to ‘fit’ you, do it! If you really think you will be happy doing something like this than I think that you should seize the opportunity.

  92. Student Response #32

    I am responding to #10

    I think its really cool how you want to become a robot technician. I believe its going to be a great occupation within the next ten years. I like how your thinking about the future rather than what occupations are good right now. Its going to be a high paying job as it will help people in wars and just everyday life. You did a really good job explaining each topic, you went and put alot of information for each one. The salary for a robot technician right now is very good but it will increase in a few years as were going to be depending on technology more. I like how you chose something out of the normal, instead of regular everyday jobs you chose something thats unique and will benefit us in the long run.

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